With over 40 years of manufacturing experience in partnership with the Willibald company based in Germany, LIPA now manufactures high quality mowers and shredders 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 used the same LIPA mowers and shredders for over 20 years, only replacing flail hammers and belts occasionally.
Our company is Needham Ag Technologies, LLC. and we are based in Western Kentucky. We are the US dealer for Lipa and we offer a range of different Lipa mowers and shredders, in addition to most wearing parts and service items at our warehouse.
IMPORTANT – The TLE-FS 70 requires a mini excavator which ideally weighs 6-7 tons, PLUS has a minimum of 20 gallons per minute of auxiliary flow at ideally 3000 PSI. Examples of mini excavators capable of running this mulcher include a Deere 60G, Bobcat E60 & E63 and a Cat 306. A Kubota KX057 is borderline not heavy enough, but it can work if equipped with additional counterweight.
This Lipa TLE-FS 70 comes complete with a mount to connect to your specific excavator, but we prefer to discuss your machine specifications by phone ahead of purchase to make sure your specific mount is available. For example, some less common mini excavator models may need a custom-made mount, especially those with quick-hitch style couplers. Please note this forestry shredder does NOT come with 3/4″ ID hydraulic hoses, but these are available from Needham Ag for an additional charge.
The TLE-FS 70 features a hydraulic adjustable front door to help with cutting larger trees (up to around 4″ in diameter with hard woods and up to 6″ with soft woods). This front door takes its hydraulic flow from the main mower drive circuit, using a solenoid valve. The front door is raised or lowered using a switch in the cab (see photo attached).
The TLE-FS 70 weighs 1014 lb with the mount and has a cutting width of 28″. It features 30 x steel mulcher teeth and is powered with 3 belts. The TLE-FS 70 features a heavy-duty piston motor which DOES require a case drain (a low-pressure hose leading directly back to the hydraulic tank). The rotor is suspended with heavy duty bearings, which are protected with heavy duty seals. The TLE-FS 70 features a row of heavy-duty safety chains at the front and back to help control flying debris.
Please Note:- This flail mower does not come with pins to mount the shredder to your excavator (you should already have pins to connect your bucket, so you can use the same ones).
If it says “out of stock” please contact us to see when more will be available, as we plan to have most of the common models in stock, so they may be shipped and available soon.
Always think safety when operating a shredder! Be sure to use the shredder on an excavator with a full cab 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 shredder.
Please see the video below of the wider TLE-FS 90, installed on a Yanmar Vio 80.