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Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA

Cylinder Arm Extra Heavy Duty Walking Foot Sewing Machine

with Long Arm & Operator Aids

Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA
This Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA is the next model up from the standard GA2688-1 and is a giant in the Highlead range of walking foot cylinder arm heavy duty sewing machines.

Its powerful and steady triple feeding action (by way of bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot top feed) enables you to sew multiple ply of heavy weight material with a true and even stitch formation.

The NPAA specification model features a high torque full sized 1HP electronic needle positioning motor, air assisted reverse device, air operated automatic foot lifter, Knuckle quick reverse system and electronic stitch count box with slow speed inching control.  These extra operator aids combine to offer a much more controllable and less fatiguing extra heavy duty sewing machine. 

The Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA heavy duty cylinder arm shape assists in the production of 3-dimensional items and extra heavy articles for example:  Bags, saddles, seats, harnesses, safety belts, straps, technical textiles, carpets, filters, general heavy leather and heavy upholstery products etc.

A stitch length of up-to 11mm is possible 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 up to metric size 8*  (including up-to sizes 30, 25, 20, 12, 8  &  V92, V128, V207, V242, V277, V346*).

The bobbin winder is mounted on top of the sewing machine head for easy use and quick change over.

The heavy duty presser foot assembly has an extra high lift of up to 20mm, allowing for a large range of extra heavy weight material to be used. The included air operated auto foot lifter device allows easy loading & unloading operations. 

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

For improved versatility the cylinder arm clearance, to the right of needle, has been extended from the usual 240-300mm to a Long arm clearance of 400mm.

Highlead high lift cylinder arm

Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA cylinder arm 

Long & High Arm Design

Highlead GC2688-1 NPAA unit stand
NPAA model with auto air foot lifter, air assisted reverse device,
1HP full sized needle position servo motor and over-hang unit stand.

Large shuttle hook

Special heavy duty large shuttle fittedThread Lubrication box fitted as standard


  • Large shuttle hook assembly
  • Powerful needle bar stroke
  • Extra heavy duty cylinder arm
  • Extra heavy duty walking foot + triple feed
  • Stitch count control input panel.
  • Electronic motor with needle position control.
  • Knuckle quick reverse system.
  • Air operated reverse system.
  • Automatic air operated foot lifter unit.
  • High lifting foot assembly
  • High under arm clearance
  • 400mm long arm clearance
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Large stitch feature
  • Built-in bobbin winder
  • Max sewing speed: 800rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-11mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 56mm
  • Take up stroke: 96mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 13mm
  • Presser foot lift by Air: 20mm
  • Needle size: DYx3 #26
  • Metric thread sizes 30 to 8*
  • V thread sizes V92 upto V346*
  • Full UK Model 230V 50Hz
  • 1HP full sized needle position servo motor
  • Reverse:  Auto (air solenoid) or Manual
  • Foot Lift: Auto (air solenoid)

GA2688-1 with matching unit

*Maximum thread size is subject to thread type


Extra long arm 96cm 37.5" cylinder version available = GA2688-L


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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
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