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 are based in Western Kentucky. We are the US distributor for Lipa and offer a range of different Lipa flail mowers and mulchers, in addition to most wearing parts and service items at our warehouse.
You are viewing a Lipa TLE-FS 90 forestry mulcher with 36 x fixed blades and a cutting width of 34”. This mulcher weighs around 1200 lb with the mount and its designed to fit a larger mini excavator to mulch brush and small trees (soft woods 8″ or more in diameter, hard woods 6″ or more – but slower). These mulchers are most often 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 mulchers.
IMPORTANT – The TLE-FS 90 requires a mini excavator which ideally weighs 16,000-18,000 lb, PLUS has a minimum of 20 gallons (ideally 25-30) per minute of auxiliary flow. 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 mulcher does NOT come with hydraulic hoses, but these are available from Needham Ag for an additional charge.
The TLE-FS 90 features a hydraulically adjustable front door (as shown in the images) to help with cutting larger trees. This front door takes its hydraulic flow from the main mulcher 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 mulcher does not come with pins to mount to your excavator (you should already have pins to connect your bucket, so you can use the same ones).
As with all mulchers, safety is a primary concern. We strongly recommend using this mulcher 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 mulcher during operation.