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Highlead GC20698-2

Twin Needle Long Arm Sewing Machine

Heavy Duty Walking Foot Lock stitch

Highlead GC20698-2 twin needle long arm

The Highlead GC20698-2 is a heavy duty twin needle long arm lockstitch flatbed industrial sewing machine.

The long sewing machine arm allows up to 635mm clearance to the right of the needles, which is approximately two and a half times the clearance of a standard arm sewing machine.

The solid long arm is factory cast and offers greater strength & stability when compared with a cut and piece extended arm.

It features a triple feeding action by way of: bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot top feed and is fitted with two large vertically mounted hook & bases for use with medium to heavy weight materials.

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

The Highlead GC20698-2 is a long arm, twin needle, needle feed, walking foot machine, for use on medium to heavy weight materials and is aimed at job applications where a standard arm sewing machine is not suitable.

Large covers, upholstery panels, car trimmings, inflatable products, bouncy castles, awnings, tents, parachutes, gliders, hot air balloons, pool covers, sails, lorry curtain sidings, top stitching leather etc. + many other large items..
  • Long arm clearance up-to 635mm*
  • 6.4mm needle gauge (optional sizes available)
  • Triple feeding action
  • Long stitch feature
  • Large vertical axis hook & base
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Hook safety clutch
  • Top mounted bobbin winder
  • Quiet balanced head
  • Max sewing speed: 1800rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-9mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 36mm
  • Take up stroke: 74.5mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 8mm
  • Presser foot lift by foot: 16mm
  • Hook: 2x large Vertical type
  • Lubrication: Manual
Twin needle long arm sewing machine
Twin needle walking foot and needle feed long arm sewing machine


  • Electronic needle position motor (Recommended option)
  • Knuckle quick reverse device
  • Electronic stitch program & count control
  • Automatic reverser & back-tack system
  • Electronically controlled automatic thread trimmer [See model GC20698-2-D-FL2]
  • Automatic air operated foot lifter unit
  • Different Needle gauge sets (in mm) 3.2, 4.8, 8, 9.5, 12.7, 16, 19, 25.4.
Special order customized modification now available to accept gauge sized up-to 38.1mm between needles.



*approximate subject to gauge size


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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
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