As The UK's Measurement Experts, we specialise in all manner of hand-held measurement tools. Our range of high-quality, professional measuring wheels come from Trumeter - a world leader in measurement - and are chosen for their reliability, accuracy and value for money. With Super Fast Delivery and our 100% Money Back Guarantee, why buy anywhere else?
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As the UK’s measurement specialist, The Tape Store is proud to be the UK’s no.1 authorised distributor of Trumeter measuring wheels. Trumeter, unlike many other measuring wheel manufacturers, produce superbly engineered, professional quality survey wheels designed for the discerning user. With heavy duty mechanisms, robust construction and class leading accuracy, they really are head and shoulders above the competition.
What Types Of Wheels Do We Stock?
Unlike most of our competitors, we stock the full UK range of Trumeter wheels for use in road, rail, off road and indoor environments. Indoor wheels are small, lightweight, low cost and perfectly suited for taking measurements on smooth workshop or warehouse floors. Road wheels have a larger diameter wheel, are more robust in construction and are designed for use on hard, smooth surfaces like tarmac, concrete and stone. Rail wheels are incredibly durable being manufactured primarily from high quality steel. Their steel flanges keep the wheel straight and true when measuring railway track and prevent the wheel from falling off the rail head. Land wheels, on the other hand, have been designed to work off road on undulating or uneven ground. Their large, spoked wheel allows them to travel easily over such ground and makes them incredibly popular with farmers, agricultural businesses, land valuations experts and more.
Metric Or Metric / Imperial
In the UK, as with the rest of the EU, it’s mandatory that all measuring wheels sold operate using the metric system. However, some trades still make use of the English/Imperial system of measurement on a daily basis. On top of that, there are still those of us who haven’t quite got our heads around metric! Whilst the majority of our measuring wheels are metric-only we do supply a model (the 5505E) that displays both metric and imperial measurements. A digital wheel, at the touch of a button the display changes from metres/centimetres to yards/feet. Ideal for those who need to use one or both of these scales on a regular basis.
Why Buy From The Tape Store?
That’s easy... as the UK’s leading Trumeter distributor we offer manufacturer-backed levels of knowledge, experience and support to help you make the right choice or, should the worst happen, to ensure you get the very best after sales service possible. As former surveyors and construction professionals ourselves, we understand the need for top quality, reliable measuring equipment that won’t let you down. That’s why we only sell Trumeter distance measuring wheels and not the cheaper, lower quality alternatives. To top it off, unlike other retailers, all of our wheels go out by next working day delivery (UK mainland only - order by 2pm Mon-Fri for same day despatch).
Who Uses Measuring Wheels?
From estimators, surveyors, farmers and property/land valuation specialists - all manner of trades use them. Railway surveyors, maintainers and engineers use track measuring wheels to measure track and mark out chainage, farmers use land wheels (such as the Trumeter 5041 sold on our site) whilst highway, land and utility surveyors use road wheels like the Trumeter 5000 on a daily basis.
Measuring wheels are excellent tools for measuring distances too long or irregular for tape measures or laser measures and are ideally suited for estimating plot size, planting areas, large scale paving projects and even insurance assessments.
Helpful Advice - Hints & Tips
Measuring wheels (regardless of price, make, model or application) are ideally suited to estimating projects or relatively low-accuracy surveys. This is reflected in their units of measurement; generally metres and decimetres or, occasionally, metres and centimetres. They are not suited to situations which demand millimetre-perfect results but, instead, are frequently used for estimating, marking out or verifying measurements taken with more precise measurement equipment (GPS, total station or laser measure etc.)
That said, when used properly for the right task, a measuring wheel can be a reliable and incredibly useful measuring tool. There are, however, just a few things that are worth bearing in mind to get the most out of your tool...
- Surveyor’s wheels are particularly accurate on smooth terrain such as tarmac, concrete or compacted ground. Even though many have a rubber tyre delivering more grip, if (for example) the surface is covered in oil the wheel may slip. You should always take this into account with your measurements and/or take additional care during your survey.
- The same can be said for rough ground where the jerking and bouncing of a smaller wheel can lead to inaccuracies. This is why land wheels typically have a much larger diameter.
- Particularly wet grass or sandy/muddy ground can also have an effect on the end results due to wheel slippage.
- Take note of any obstacles you encounter during your survey as the distance you have to deviate to avoid them will have an impact on your results. Either estimate the distance to be subtracted or measure that portion of the job in another way (perhaps with a surveyor’s tape).