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Highlead GA1398-1

Super Heavy Duty Sewing Machine with Walking Foot

Extra Large Shuttle Hook & Long +High Arm


Highlead GA1398-1


This model in the Highlead range is one of the most heavy duty industrial sewing machines in production today.
It features an extended long + high arm working area, extra large shuttle hook, powerful bottom/walking foot top feed system plus an extra large foot lift clearance.

A stitch length of up-to 15mm is possible (which in sewing machine terms, is big) and the machine has a reverse stitch lever as standard.

The special extra large shuttle hook and bobbin capacity offers high efficiency in sewing products using extra thick thread and has a thread rating up-to size #0 - #00

The presser foot has an ultra high lift of up to 32mm, allowing for a large range of extra heavy weight material or bulky items to be used.

The walking foot action is driven and combines with the powerful bottom feed to produce a positive feeding motion for extra heavy use.

The sewing machine head has a larger long arm internal working area of 413mm, to the right of needle, & higher under arm clearance.

The Highlead GA1398-1 is a Super heavy duty sewing machine for use on for example:

Harnesses, Saddle materials, thick canvas & leather, parachutes, rigging, buffing wheels, extra heavy webbing, safety belts, straps, cargo slings, book binding etc. + many other extra heavy weight or bulky items



  • Super heavy weight sewing.
  • Special extra large shuttle hook
  • Extra heavy duty feeding action
  • Ultra high lifting foot assembly
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Long Arm 413mm working area
  • High under arm clearance
  • Extra large stitch feature

32mm high foot lift for thick sewing

high sewing foot lifter

  • Max sewing speed: 700rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-15mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 56.7mm
  • Bed size 654x258mm
  • Max Presser foot lift by hand:29mm*
  • Max Presser foot lift by foot: 32mm*
  • Needle size: #250

*subject to set-up etc.



highlead GA1398-1 ultra heavy walking foot


Optional Equipment (recommended for easier operation) also see GA1398-1-NPAA model

  • Heavy duty 1HP electronic servo motor (full sized high torque large driver version)
  • Air operated reverse assembly
  • Air operated auto foot lifter assembly
  • Stitch count module

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Also available extra heavy duty sewing models:  Highlead GA0688  &  Highlead GA2688

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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
0161 736 2861
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