PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST, BEFORE BUYING THE MOWER. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO HELP YOU BEST CONFIGURE THE MOWER ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IN ADDITION TO CONFIRMING AVAILABILITY OF THE REQUIRED MOUNTING BRACKETS (SOME MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE).
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 have been in business since 2006. Our company is based in Western Kentucky and we strive to offer the best product knowledge in the industry. We first purchased a Lipa flail mower for our own use in 2018, and became the US distributor in 2019. We offer a range of different LIPA flail mowers and mulchers, in addition to most parts at our warehouse.
Please click the videos at the bottom for more specific information on the LIPA TLBE mowers designed to fit mini excavators.
The Lipa TLBE-70 flail mower weighs around 490 lb with a typical mount and has a 29″ cut width, so it’s most suitable for mini excavators which weigh between around 5000 lb and 8000 lb. The TLBE-70 ideally requires 12-14 gallons of oil flow per minute, at ideally 3000 psi. So, you will require enough additional oil flow for moving the arm and slewing, so you really need 20 gallons of TOTAL oil flow (or more). The TLBE-70 has 7 flails and 2 drive belts from the hydraulic motor, down to the flail mower drive pulley.
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 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 Larger TLBE-90 can be seen mulching soft wood up to 4″ in diameter in the video below. In this example its powered with a Deere 35G, but the TLBE series wont mulch hard woods this large in diameter.
The YouTube video below was specifically produced to cover “What to consider when buying a flail mower for a mini excavator“. While it does include larger flail mowers and larger mini-excavators, if you watch it from around 2.25 onwards – all of the principles discussed should help anyone who is looking to purchase any flail mower. These topics include auxiliary flow vs total flow, stability, features and benefits.