The Lipa TLA-180 Offset Flail Mower is ideal for mowing alongside roads, around ponds, plus it can trim tree lines vertically. The mower can also be hydraulically positioned behind the tractor for regular field mowing.
The Lipa TLA-180 weighs around 1650 lb and has a 70″ cutting width. The cutting head can be hydraulically adjusted in and out, plus the head can be rotated hydraulically from vertical (to mow the sides of tree lines and hedges), all the way down to 60 degrees below horizontal (to mow ditch banks or very rolling ground). Both hydraulic cylinders have flow-control valves (see images) to adjust folding speeds (both ways). The tractor will require 2 x pairs of hydraulic remotes (or one pair with an electric solenoid block, which allows you to make 2 pairs with a switch).
The TLA-180 comes standard with 12 x heavy tri-toothed flails, which interlock within a stationary counter-knife bar which helps with mulching (see image). This mower will cut and mulch up to around 2-3″ material. The flails are connected to a heavy duty 5.5″ diameter tube with heavy flail hangers, and the rotor is powered with 4 heavy V belts. The heavy duty external gearbox has a freewheel function, and allows excellent driveshaft life, plus the PTO has a heavy duty constant velocity coupler (at the mower end of the PTO shaft, not a cheap UJ). This constant velocity coupler extends the life of the driveshaft, especially when operating at greater angles.
The front of the mower has chains and rubber flaps, plus the rear has a rubber flap to help minimize flying debris. The cutting height is controlled with the adjustable heavy duty rear roller. The roller has an adjustable scraper, to help keep the roller clean in wet conditions.
See the attached image which shows the flexibility of this mower on the tractor. This mower ideally requires a 80-100 hp, and we recommend its wheels being set wider, especially if mowing on steeper slopes (for stability and safety).
Please contact us before buying this mower. It is a bulky item which needs to be either picked up, or shipped with a specialist hot-shot type carrier (because of its dimensions).
Larger and smaller TLA mowers (for different size tractors) are available, please contact us for more information!
See the YouTube video below of the TLA-180 running !