With over 40 years of manufacturing experience in partnership with the Willibald company based in Germany, LIPA now manufactures high quality mowers and shredders within their factory in Italy. LIPA products are well designed and engineered, 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 flails/hammers and belts occasionally.
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 mowers and shredders, in addition to most wearing parts and service items at our warehouse.
You are viewing a Lipa TLE-FS 90 forestry shredder with 36 x fixed blades and a cutting width of 34”. This shredder weighs 1200 lb and its designed to fit a larger mini excavator to mulch brush and small trees up to around 4-6″ in diameter. These shredders are commonly used to trim back trees along property lines or clean up overgrown areas that are often too steep or too unsafe to mow with tractor or skid-steer mounted mowers.
IMPORTANT – The TLE-FS 90 requires a mini excavator which ideally weighs 8-10 tons, PLUS has a minimum of 20 gallons per minute of auxiliary flow at ideally 3200-3600 PSI (Note; as a rough guide, auxiliary flow at 3200-3600 PSI can be 50% or less of the MFG rated auxiliary flow – at zero pressure. Please contact us directly for more information on different mini excavators, as we have flow-tested a lot to better understand which ones work and which don’t).
This Lipa TLE-FS 90 comes complete with a mount to connect to your specific excavator, but we prefer to discuss your machine specifications by phone or Ebay message ahead of purchase to make sure your specific mount is available. For example, some less common excavator models (like the Takeuchi quick-attach) needs a custom made mount. Please note this forestry shredder does NOT come with hydraulic hoses, but these are available from Needham Ag for an additional charge.
The TLE-FS 90 features a hydraulic adjustable front door (as shown in the images) to help with cutting larger trees (up to 4-6″ in diameter, as long as you have adequate flow and pressure). This front door takes its hydraulic flow from the main mower drive circuit, using a solenoid valve and its raised or lowered using a powered switch in the cab (see photo attached).
The TLE-FS 90 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 rotor is powered by 3 heavy duty drive belts and the rotor features 36 heavy duty fixed blades. The TLE-FS 90 also features a row of heavy-duty safety chains at the front and back to help control flying debris, in addition to a set of heavy gauge mulching teeth on both sides of the rotor (see attached image).
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).
We offer FREE SHIPPING within the mainland USA, to a commercial address with a dock and forklift available to unload a +/- 1300 lb crate (EXTRA CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY OR LIFT-GATE SERVICE).
As with all mowers, safety is a primary concern. We strongly recommend using this mower on an excavator with an enclosed cab, ideally with an approved forestry package to protect the operator from flying debris. We strongly suggest you keep all spectators at least 200 feet away from the mower during operation.