1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

What does it stand for (FPM)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mower Mike, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Mower Mike

    Mower Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have searched this site and search engines. I want to know what FPM stands for. It is used in reference to blade tip speed, but what does it stand for??? F=? P=? M=?.
  2. Mowing Mike

    Mowing Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Feet Per Minute?
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,314

    I believe it is feet per minute
  4. Mower Mike

    Mower Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks, it was driving me crazy. :dizzy:
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Feet per minute.

    The formula is inches of blade length times 3.14 times RPM divided by 12.

Share This Page