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Highlead GC20618-1D

Heavy Duty Walking Foot Sewing Machine

with Automatic Thread Trimmer
Highlead GC20618-1D
Highlead GC20618-1D heavy duty walking foot lockstitch industrial sewing machine with automatic thread trimmer and operator aids.

This model is fitted with the advanced large vertical axis mounted hook assembly & drive transmission; which usually perform better than the standard & cheaper horizontal axis hook type set-up; when using thicker threads and heavy materials.
highlead large hook on vertical axis
Large Vertical Hook & triple feeding Action
The machine is equipped with an automatic thread trimmer which is mounted under the needle plate for quick & accurate cutting of thread at the end of a sewing cycle. This saves considerable time when compared with manual cutting of threads using scissors etc.  The thread trimmer is electronically controlled and uses electric impulse solenoids to move the cutting knives.

The application of needle bearings for arm shaft and hook shaft, cog belt driving, auto oil lubrication system and triple feeding by needle bar, walking foot and bottom feed: combines to make the GC20618-1D quiet, smooth running, durable and versatile.

It also features a safety clutch assembly which is fitted to help reduce hook damage should the machine become jammed or overloaded.

The position of the needle is controlled by an electronic needle position motor & controller.  This will automatically put the needle in an UP or DOWN position at the end of a sewing cycle: reducing the need to use the manual hand wheel. 

The Highlead GC20618-1D is a feature packed heavy duty sewing machine and as well as compound feed (bottom feed, needle feed & walking foot) and automatic thread trimming, it comes as standard with programmable auto back-tack, auto reverse, knuckle quick reverse and built in stitch program module.

It is fitted with the latest quiet & energy efficient electronically controlled heavy duty servo motor.  The motor assembly is a premium full sized model with high torque and fine speed control capabilities.  It only runs when you are actually sewing; If you pause or stop: the motor stops immediately and in standby its almost silent.

The GC20618-1D is a general purpose needle feed, walking foot sewing machine with thread trimmer, for use on medium to heavy weight materials such as:

leather, vinyl, webbing, coated fabrics, upholstery material & technical textiles etc.

It is suited to sewing, for example, car seats, general upholstery and leather articles, belts, canvas, tents, awnings, handbags, outdoor wear, banners, camping goods and many other articles. 



  • Automatic head lubrication
  • Automatic hook lubrication
  • Automatic thread trimmer
  • Automatic reverse
  • Triple feed (bottom+ needle+ walking foot)
  • Long stitch feature
  • Large vertical axis hook & base
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Hook safety clutch
  • Quiet balanced head
  • Latest AC servo electronic motor (full sized)


  • Max sewing speed: 2000rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-9mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 36mm
  • Take up stroke: 74.5mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 8mm
  • Presser foot lift by knee: 16mm
  • Hook: large Vertical type:
  • Lubrication: Auto pump type
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  • Automatic foot lift device (Electric = up-to 12mm)
  • Automatic foot lift device (Air = up-to 16mm)
  • LED needle light kit
  • Drop down guide (full adjust deluxe type)



Other Highlead walking foot sewing machines:   Highlead GC20618-1     Highlead GC20618-2


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