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What do you use to measure ure lots.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rene, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Rene

    Rene LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    We have been ask to give prices on some large lawns. I like the idea of measuring that way everyone gets the same price per sq/ft. thanks for your input. Rene
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    check out northern tool and do a search for a measuring wheel
     
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,657

    I don't measure any of them I go by what feels good to me. But if you want to then I would buy a measuring wheel and just walk length then width and times the 2.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I have a measuring wheel for measuring things like bed plans, and such. For actual properties, I pace them out. I can't believe how accurate and close I am all the time.
     
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I step them off.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I use a measuring wheel also. But I have already worn out my Cummins measuring wheel though LOL!!! I can still get it to work but it's a pain. Who makes a good one with a good size wheel that doesn't cost a fortune?
     
  7. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    I had a measuring wheel until it some how vanished from the back of my truck.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    Check out Harbour Freight......I paid $25 for mine......it has a 24" wheel....

    Derek
     
  9. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Messages: 481

    Rene,

    Get a measuring wheel.
    Lesco sells them and as you can see there are many others as well.
    I use a wheel myself as often as I can.
    But I have also learned to pace things too.
    My pace, (And an average man in general) is about 5.5 feet per pace.
    That is left foot, right foot, left foot. I see how silly that looks!
    Anyway, I'll pace a property counting by 5s then get my square footage and multiply by 1.1.
    Works very well.
    Especially if someone says I need a price and there is still snow on the ground.

    Which btw I prefer not to do!
     
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Derek, can you give me that part number from harbor freight. I have searched for it with no luck, maybe im not awake this am
     

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