Welcome to the Big Foot Layout Tools Catalog

The Big Foot-MADE IN THE USA, THANKS !!!

I'm Bill, call me 970-482-0049


I have an invitation for any one coming to Colo. for a summer or fall vacation or anytime.. Call me and I will find a parking lot Not in use and demo any or all of my tools. 970-482-0049 I'm between Denver and Cheyenne Wyo. on I-25. 50 mi.'s South of I-80. 65 mi. North of I-70. Please Call !!

A NOTE TO LET PARKING LOT STRIPERS and LAYOUT PEOPLE KNOW THAT I HAVE COMBINED THE "RADIUS TOOL" AND "THE CHAIN GANG" INTO ONE TOOL. IT COMES WITH A PRE-SET TRIANGLE, TO USE FOR SETTING THE 60° ANGLE FOR RADIUS PARKING. WITH BOTH TOOLS THERE IS 75 TOTAL FT. OF CHAIN. ENOUGH TO DO JUST ABOUT ANY JOB TO SETTING ANGLES and MOST LAYOUTS.  I SET A 9X18 CHAIN FOR THE STALL LAYOUT ON THE ISLE SIDE OF THE RADIUS-MICK'S "TOUGH JOBS" !! THIS IS BEST WAY TO LAYOUT CURVED/RADIUS PARKING. I'VE HAD SOME PEOPLE ASK IF THEY COULD JUST BUY THE RADIUS TOOL AND GET THE OTHER PART OF THE CHAIN GANG WHEN THEY GET A JOB THAT REQUIRES MORE CHAIN. OF COURSE !! I'VE MADE UP A 30 FT. SECTION. 3-9 ft. AND A 3 ft. WITH MARKED FOOT SECTIONS. IT'S PRICED At $40.00 (both sets... $75.00 THE FULL PRICE). Comes with layout manual if you need one. I've had several comments about the RT. "It's one of the handest tools that they have ever used and what a time saver too". "It's works perfect on a curved layout. Thanks......"

Using the Radius Tool only requires one Person and a -Weight --"The BIG FOOT".... It works slick..And will save time !!!        "NO BENDING OVER" MOVING THE BIG FOOT!!!!!

USING THE CHAIN GANG SET UP: TAKES 3 PERSONS OR 1 and 2 BF'S- USING THE TOOL TO SET THE END LINES AND THE ANGLES, TO SNAPPING THE LINES AS YOU GO AROUND ONCE. AND MOST OF ALL, "NO BENDING OVER" FOR MOVING THE WEIGHTS. WITH THE TWO POLES IT'S "NO BENDING OVER".

Browse our catalog sections from the menu above to see a sub-section of the tools and products we carry. If you can't find something you need, don't hesitate to contact us. Chances are, we have it or can get it! Remember I Custom Mark the stalls you want on the tapes.

You may also want to check out Robert Liles's website: www.parkinglotplanet.com for the Big Foot, PMT Tapes,  Stencils and other items. Also, Robert has lots of fun on the site...check out the pictures !!                               Robert has "PROTRACTOR" on his site that will calculate any part of a angle, "ANY ANGLE". They are Big Foot dealer's and carry many other products, ie; Stencils, for all different kinds of layout and line marking.

I TAKE VISA, MASTER/CARD AND NOW  DISCOVER CARD

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 February 2016 18:15)

 

Good Idea Tip!!

I had a question asked at the Pavement Show. Is there a fast way to check Landscaped Island Angled Parking?? ANS: Yes-Layout 3 -10'5" stalls along the curb. Take two of the stalls 20'10" and draw arcs from the two ends towards the isle. Making a 60° triangle. Snap a chalk line on the side angle you are going to use for stalls. Measure across the stall to the curbing on the top and bottom of the stall, 90°. If this is consistent you should have a 9' stall on both ends. If not, you don't have a 60° angled stall. So , if you don't, just use this angle that you created. Snap this line to the measured distance for the lenght of line to paint. I have a drawing for this project if you need it. Call or Email me.I guess it was a good idea for the two tapes as a special. I've been told that once they've used a shorter 200 ft.tape, they don't even need a 300' until they get to a larger job. Just get the 200' off the reel and start laying out. LOTS FASTER !! NO REEL TO DRAG AROUND !! THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO, IS SAVE "YOU" TIME. !!!     ***WHEN I WAS LAYING OUT PARKING LOTS EACH DAY, I CUT OFF 38 FT. SO I HAD A SHORT TAPE FOR THE SMALL JOBS.   9' STALLS x 18, THAT'LL DO A LOT OF JOBS !! I BET I USED IT 60% OF THE TIME.  I JUST UNREELED THE WHOLE TAPE ON EACH JOB.  AND IT DIDN'T TAKE ANY TIME TO REEL IT BACK ON!!

Time is MONEY !! NEW SPECIAL !!! THE SAME 200'& 300' SURVEYORS ROPES THAT WERE ON SALE DURING THE PM SHOWS ARE ON SALE AGAIN !!    
If your hesitant of the TENTHS measurement (??). It's a lot easier to work with tenths than you think, you count tenths every day--MONEY--YOUR WATCH !!  You can count by 10's a lot faster than by 12's. You look at a clock all day it's in tenths....!! ORDER A TENTHS TAPE AND I'LL INCLUDE A TENTHS HAND TAPE TOO !  MAYBE..JUST SAVE THIS TAPE WHEN YOU LAYOUT A WEIRD LOT..

"AND MOST IMPORTANT".....YOU CAN USE THE CHEAPEST HAND CALCULATOR TO FIGURE OUT ANY ODD STALLS OR WEIRD DIMENSIONS !!!!!

How about 1-200' & 1-300'..? Each with different stalls (4 stalls ea.)..

$200.00.. (8 different marks??) SAVE-$35. ....call me - 970-482-0049 (colo)

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07)

 

Satisfied Customer

Posted 2-10--3-12

These are comments from some of my customers, e-mailed to me !!!

THIS WAS A E-MAIL FROM A CUSTOMER IN PA. HE BOUGHT 2-300 ft. AND 2-200 ft. TAPES WITH HIS OWN MARKINGS WITH HIS COLOR CHOICES.

I WAS OUT OF THE 200 ft.'S AND HAD TO SHIP A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER. MY COMMENT WAS I HOPED THE COLORS HELPED THE LAYOUT PROCESS. HE HAD NEVER USED THESE PARTICULAR KIND OF LAYOUT TAPES AND HADN'T USED COLORS.

BILL.. YOU'RE MY HERO !!! THE TAPES WORKED WONDERFULLY ON THE SHOPPING CENTER PROJECT WE HAD TO COMPLETE THIS WEEK. WE HAVE 4 MORE SHOPPING CENTER LAYOUTS IN THE NEXT 4 WEEKS AND THEN 3 PARKING GARAGES AFTER THAT. A TREMENDOUS PRODUCT, AND ONCE AGAIN MY THANKS FOR EXPEDITING THE ARRIVAL. I AM DEFINITELY A SATISFIED CUSTOMER !!!!" TRAY ONETT..TRAFFIC MARKINGS SYSTEMS.

THANKS, TRAY !!!



Hi Bill..We unable to attend the Vegas Show. I will check your website to see what is new. Take care, Patti

**P.S. bigfoot has come in handy quite a few times, hats off to you, great tool !

Patti--West Coast Stripes


If you want to know if a BIG FOOT works, ask: Robert Lilies !!!


CHECK OUT THE COMMENT FROM AN OHIO CUSTOMER ABOUT USING SEVERAL BIG FOOT'S, IN A WAREHOUSE PAINT JOB !!!! IT'S IN THE BIG FOOT CATALOG: UNDER THE BIG FOOT' DESCRIPTION. THANKS, Bill


 

6-14-12: Two customers in OHIO: Send me another Big Foot. I LOVE it.  I use the PMT (pre-marked tape) and saved a 1/3 of the layout time. I do have a layout divice on my paint machine but I still have to do some manual layout.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07)

 

Keep the Questions Coming!

6-16-12: GOOD ADVISE Smile

An article in the local paper about a person in about his 3rd yr. of being in busness, was asked "What advise do you have for someone thinking about a career on their own". I thought about it and he is RIGHT. 1. Your business & ASPHALT MAINTANANCE WORK TOGETHER. 2. Never stop learning. 3. Love what you do. Give it everthing you've got and "strive to be the best".  4. Get the right people on the bus. 5. Embrace Change. I thought these we're the best in any sucessful business. All of the parts of The Pavement Maintenance Industry complement each other. Each one is important. You can do them all (busy boy) or work with each other.

 

Posted on 8-28-11

KEEP THE QUESTIONS COMING !! Maybe you can give me some information??         I guess the Mal-Mart/Sams people are going to paint double lines on their new parking lots?????

My wife and I went to Craig, Co. to layout a Super Walmart for the person that bought my COMPANY. He's been very busy...We arrived Fri. pm..worked 4hrs. and got very windy..next day (Sat.) we started 7:30 AM. till 5:30 PM. got windy again..Sun. started at 8:00 AM. till 2:00 PM. DONE !!

20 total Hrs......508 stalls, two walks ways, two drives with "only", "arrows", "Stop bars", lots of Handicap cross hatching"Very large islands" and arrows in each isle, full length Fire Lane in front. Crosshatching around each landscaped Island, out 2 ft. with lines painted into the concrete island @ 2 ft. centers. (YES a real pain). If I would've had my RR-18 counter/painter, I could've cut this time by 1/3. Check out the RR-18 in the catalog, I explain this procedure.

The stalls were 10 ft @ 60° making on isle 11.55 ft. That's Engineer Scale or "Tenths", we used 11'6". I don't stop until all the lines line up..to do this I started each row with a 60° triangle of my own and half way up there was a island so another 60° triangle, I DID NOT USE ANY LANDSCAPE ISLANDS FOR THE 60°'S.

I just wanted to tell you of this Walmart and to inform you about the different stall widths and the RR-18.

So if you need a stall that's not on your tape, I can mark one for you. With all the islands in that walmart lot I just used a 200'. I used a 300' for laying out the isles and center lines.

You will use a 200 ft. 80% of time. Just unwind it from the reel and it won't get tangled or catch on the landscaping, it will save you time.....

With 4 stalls each, I can put just about any stall on 2 tapes.

Call me....970-482-0049










Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:06)

 

Phone Calls

Posted 3-4-12


I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL CALLERS TO REPEAT THEIR PHONE NUMBER A COUPLE OF TIMES ESPECIALLY WHEN CALLING ON A CELL PHONE. SOME TIMES IT'S LIKE YOUR IN A TUNNEL OR YOU CUT OUT ALL TOGETHER.   I'VE HAD SEVERAL CALLERS LEAVE THEIR NUMBER AND I ONLY GET SOME OF THE NUMBER !!    I WANT TO HELP THE BEST I CAN.

THANKS, BILL (this is working out much better !!)

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:06)