PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST, BEFORE BUYING THE MOWER. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BEST CONFIGURE YOUR MOWER ACCORDING TO YOUR MINI EXCAVATOR WEIGHT AND AUXILIARY FLOW, IN ADDITION TO CONFIRMING AVAILABILITY OF THE REQUIRED MOUNTING BRACKETS.
With over 42 years of manufacturing experience in partnership with the Willibald company based in Germany, LIPA manufactures flail mowers and mulchers at their factory in Italy. All 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 25 years, only replacing flails/hammers and belts occasionally. LIPA has now manufactured over 25,000 flail mowers and mulchers worldwide, their quality and performance are hard to beat and they are priced less than many competitors.
Please click the videos further down to see the LIPA TLBE-50 working on a Deere 17G mini excavator.
The Lipa TLBE-50 flail mower is designed to fit smaller mini excavators (ideally those heavier than around 3700 lb). The TLBE-50 will mow (and mulch) grass, brush and small trees, up to around 1″ in diameter (cutting larger diameter soft wood is possible, especially if your slow). The TLBE 50 has a 21″ cut width, weighs around 420 lb (with a typical mount) and requires at least 8 gallons of auxiliary flow per minute.
The TLBE series is often used on ditch banks, around property lines and lakes, often in areas too steep (or too unsafe) to mow with zero-turn mowers, or rotary mowers on tractors/skid steer loaders. 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 wear resistant materials. The steel roller at the back is adjustable (to set the mowing height above the ground), and helps avoid flails digging into the soil (to extend flail life). For more information on the TLBE range of mowers and to see their heavy duty construction, please click the YouTube video below.
This flail mower comes complete with a dedicated hook-up for most brands of mini excavator, but we prefer to discuss by phone or email ahead of purchase. IMPORTANT – Some excavators will require a custom-made bracket, these include Wain-Roy quick couplers and the Bobcat X-Change Couplers, and these will incur additional charges. As stated previously, please contact us ahead of purchasing, to allow us to help you configure and price the most suitable mower for your needs.
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 piece of impact resistant plexiglass or expanded metal to open station machines, to protect the operator 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.
To see the Lipa TLBE-50 in action on a 2023 Deere 17G (around 3700 lb machine with around 8 GPM of AUX flow), please click the first YouTube video below.
Please click the next video below to see the larger TLBE-70 working on a +/- 5700 lb Kubota U27-4 Mini Excavator.
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.