With over 40 years of manufacturing experience in partnership with the Willibald company based in Germany, LIPA now manufactures high quality flail mowers and mulchers in their factory in Italy. LIPA products are well designed and manufactured using the latest CAD/CAM technologies, which include laser cutting and robot welders. All LIPA products use high quality materials which stand the test of time, in fact some customers have extensively used LIPA flail mowers and mulchers for over 20 years, only replacing flails/hammers and belts occasionally. The LIPA company has now manufactured over 20,000 flail mowers and mulchers worldwide, and their performance is hard to beat.
Our company is Needham Ag Technologies, LLC. and we are based in Western Kentucky. We are the US distributor for LIPA and offer a range of different LIPA flail mowers and mulchers, in addition to most wearing parts and service items at our warehouse.
Please click the videos at the bottom for more specific information on the LIPA TLBE-50 and other LIPA TLBE mowers.
The range of Lipa TLBE flail mowers is designed for small to large mini excavators, to mow grass, shrubs, brush and small trees, up to around 1″ in diameter (its definitely possible to mulch larger trees with the TLBE-50, especially with soft woods, but it will be slower).
This range of flail mowers is often used around fences, ditch banks, lakes and highways, in areas which are often too difficult, (or too unsafe) to mow with zero-turn mowers, or rotary mowers on tractors. The TLBE flail mowers feature high quality construction and materials, with safety chains and rubber flaps to help control flying debris. The range of TLBE flail mowers come standard with a heavy duty rotor tube, with heavy duty bearings which feature good seals at both ends to keep wrapping debris from entering the bearings. Each TLBE flail mower comes with heavy duty flails, which are made from very wear resistant materials. The steel roller at the back is adjustable (to set the mowing height above the ground), plus its helps the mower follow the ground contours and avoid it digging into the soil. For more information on the TLBE range of mowers and to see their heavy duty construction, please click the YouTube video below.
The Lipa TLBE-50 flail mower weighs around 420-440 lb (depending on the specific mounting bracket) and has a 21″ cut width. This flail mower is suitable for most smaller mini excavators which ideally weigh 4000 lb, so please check the manufacturers specifications to see if your machine is capable of safely handing the TLBE-50 (non ZTS machines handle mowers better).
The TLBE-50 mower requires a minimum of around 7-8 gallons per minute of auxiliary flow, at ideally 3000 psi (most machines in this size range won’t have this much pressure). So while mowing, you will require enough oil flow for moving the arm and slewing, so you ideally need 15+ gallons of TOTAL oil flow.
This flail mower comes complete with a dedicated hook-up, built to connect to your specific mini excavator model, but we prefer to discuss by phone or email ahead of purchase to make sure your mounting bracket is available. For example, some excavators may need a custom made bracket (for example Wain-Roy quick couplers) and these will incur additional charges.
Please note this flail mower does not come with hydraulic hoses, as we don’t know the fittings or lengths required to fit your machine. Also, this mower does not come with pins to mount the flail mower to your excavator, you should already have pins to mount your bucket, so you can use the same pins.
If it says “out of stock” please contact us to see when more will be available. We plan to have most of the common models in stock all the time, so they may be shipped and available soon.
Always think safety when operating a flail mower! Be sure to use the mower on a mini excavator with a cab, or add a front window or screen that sufficiently protects you from flying debris. Always keep spectators at a safe distance and always shut the engine down before working on, or making adjustments to the mower.
The video below illustrates the stability of the Lipa TLBE-50 on a Kubota U17 Mine Excavator.
The YouTube video below was specifically produced to cover “What to consider when buying a flail mower for a mini excavator“. While it does utilize larger flail mowers and larger mini-excavators for the discussion, if you watch it from around 2.25 onwards, all of the principles discussed should help anyone who is looking to purchase a flail mower. These topics include auxiliary flow vs total flow, stability, features and benefits.