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Highlead GC20618-1

Heavy Duty Walking Foot Sewing Machine

(Bottom feed, needle feed & walking foot top feed)

Highlead GC20618-1

Highlead GC20618-1 single needle heavy duty walking foot lockstitch industrial sewing machine.

It features a heavy duty triple feeding action by way of: bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot top feed. These three different feeding components combine together to give a positive feed action which is well-matched with heavy or bulky material & fabrics. 

It is fitted with a time proven large vertical axis hook assembly & drive transmission system: which is better suited to stitching heavier materials with thicker threads, when compared with the lower specification horizontal axis hook type models.

Highlead gc20618-1 vertical axis hook
Large hook & base on a Vertical axis + triple feeding Action - GC20618-1 model
The machine is smooth running, durable, versatile and its robust construction includes: needle roller bearings for the arm & hook shaft, cog driven belt assemblies and more importantly an automatic oil lubrication system is fitted, which can reduce wear & tear considerably when compared with manually lubricated machines.

A stitch length of up-to 9mm is available for functional and decorative stitching, plus the presser foot has a high clearance of up-to 16mm.

A safety clutch is fitted to help prevent damage to the hook, bevel gears and other important parts, should the machine become jammed or over-loaded.

The Highlead GC20618-1 is a well designed and robust general purpose needle feed, walking foot sewing machine for use on medium to heavy weight materials such as:

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

It is suited to sewing, for example: car seats, general upholstery and leather articles, belts, leads, canvas, tents, awnings, handbags, outdoor wear, climbing equipment, straps, supports, inflatable structures, camping goods and many other articles.  

Highlead GC20618-1 sewing machine with unit
  • Quality robust construction
  • Automatic head lubrication
  • Time Proven Design
  • Automatic hook lubrication
  • Long stitch feature
  • Large vertical axis hook & base
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Hook safety clutch
  • Quiet balanced head
  • 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
  • Needle size: 110 to 160 (140 standard)

Also available with Automatic Thread Trimmer  Highlead GC20618-1D   Highlead GC20688-1D

Other walking foot machines Highlead GC0318  Highlead GC0618



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