Camon LA16 aerator

Does anyone have experience with one of these or own one? There is one available to purchase not far from me. It is self propelled apparently, is very heavy, and does not work on the same principles as the offset cam style used on the current LA25. A few things bother me about it though.

The machine is not on the Camon website apart from the parts diagrams section. This would suggest it is out of production and if so are parts still available? Is it too large and heavy to be any use on small and medium sized lawns? Is there any reason why buying one is not a good idea?

Thanks in advance, stu

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  • PRO Supplier

    Hi Stuart, sorry have only just seen your message. Did you purchase this machine?


    • PRO

      Hi John. No i did not buy it as when i saw it i thought it was too large and cumbersome for most domestic lawns.


      • PRO Supplier

        Hi Stuart, probably a good decision. That particular machine was really built with the Hire Trade in mind, so we built it like a tank. It was never the easiest machine to move around and operate. The newer LA20, which has this year been replaced by the LA25 are much easier to operate. Although they are still not light machines, you need a bit of weight behind them to ensure ground penetration.

        On a different but related note if anyone ever wants our opinion on a machine selling on Ebay, or other auction site, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to let you know whether we think it is a good buy or not. Best email is or give us a call on 01444 247689

        John Bates

  • Maneuverability and ease of access is a key point when purchasing garden machinery. After much deliberating, we bought a Camon LA25 this year. It is in it's 2nd month of usage and we have found it fine, ground conditions are crucial, as they would be with any corer I would think. I am just about to load her up now and quite enjoy the operation. 

    I can't see it earning me much money in the short term, as 90% of our clients are on contract, but I see it as a long term investment and an essential piece of kit. 


    • PRO Supplier

      Hi Colin, glad the machine is going ok for you. Just to let you know we will be working on some new corer and spike designs over the next 6 months so it is worth checking back with us before next spring to see if we have them completed. We are looking at a slightly thicker spike option at 15mm, current ones are 10mm, we are also looking at tweaking the corer design.

      John Bates

      • Will do John, no real problems so far, although the cable linkage to the tines sprung off this morning.  I have noticed it occasionally gets caught on the steel guard when lifting the tines.  

        • PRO Supplier

          Hi Colin, sorry about that, sounds like cut out in the cover is not correct. We had a batch of covers which were not quite correct, I thought we had caught them all but obviously not. If you email me your details I will get a new cover sent out to you.

          John Bates

          • Thanks John, I have emailed you with a couple of pics.

  • PRO

    If you are still looking I have a re-furbished SISIS Auto Turfman for sale, open to offers and can send pics but its in good working order with new tines (spent £160 replacing them in 2014).

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