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.
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 view the YouTube video below to see the build quality of the TLE-FS Mulcher. Many companies will try and sell you a mulcher but few can compete with the Lipa quality!
IMPORTANT – The TLE-FS 70 requires a mini excavator which ideally weighs 11,000 lb, PLUS has a minimum of around 18-20 gallons per minute of auxiliary flow. Examples of mini excavators successfully operating this mulcher include a Deere 50G (ideally with additional counterweight), Bobcat E50/55 , Cat 305.5 E2 CR, Yanmar Vio-55/60 and a Kubota U55/KX057. Please contact us for suitability and experience with different brands of mini excavator.
This Lipa TLE-FS 70 comes complete with a mount to connect to most mini excavators, but we prefer to discuss your machine specifications by phone ahead of purchase to make sure your specific mount is available. For example, less common couplers (such as Wain-Roy couplers, or custom-made mounts) will incur an additional charge. This mulcher does NOT come with pins to mount the machine to your excavator (you should already have pins to connect your bucket, so you can use the same ones).
Please note this forestry mulcher does NOT come with hydraulic hoses, but these are available from Needham Ag for an additional charge.
The TLE-FS 70 features a hydraulically adjustable front door (as shown in the images) to help with cutting larger trees. Ideally your machine has a 2nd auxiliary circuit to raise the door. If not, we can equip the mulcher with an optional solenoid valve which raises or lowers the door using a powered 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.
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 mulcher. Be sure to use the mulcher 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.
Please see the video below of the wider TLE-FS 90, the wider version of the same mulcher, on a Yanmar Vio 80.