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Highlead GC2698-1D

Cylinder Arm Walking foot Sewing Machine

Narrow shape + Automatic Thread Trimming device

Highlead GC2698-1D
Highlead GC2698-1D walking foot industrial sewing machine with a narrow cylinder arm shape and an automatic thread trimming device.

It features: a heavy duty triple feeding action by way of: bottom feed, needle bar feed and alternating walking foot top feed, which combine together to produce high quality displacement-free seams.

The versatile narrow cylinder free-arm design guarantees improved material handling on three-dimensional items like: gloves, shoes, straps, filters, small leather goods and other such items which can be difficult to handle on a standard flat bed style machine.  It can also be used as a general purpose medium weight walking foot stitcher on upholstery, leather wear, bags and closing operations etc.  

The automatic thread trimming device, combined with an electronic needle position motor, can save considerable production time when compared with a basic manual trim model.  It facilitates easier loading/unloading and handling without operators having to pull away the stitched product to access and cut the threads.  This can be particularly useful with preformed articles and may also help to save thread.

A foot lift clearance of up-to 14mm allows for a wider range of materials to be accommodated and the high top walking foot movement, of up-to 7mm, allows for thicker applications to be stitched even over cross seams. 

The Highlead is of a robust construction for industrial use and its features also include a front mounted bobbin winder for easy use and quick change over, plus a manual reverse lever with combined stitch length adjuster.

The Highlead GC2698-1D is supplied as standard complete on a "off the arm unit stand", with its cylinder arm overhanging the end of the unit stand, allowing for greater all-around access and improved versatility.


  • Versatile narrow cylinder arm shape.
  • Heavy duty triple feeding action.
  • Automatic thread trimming device.
  • Full sized Electronic needle position motor.
  • Stitch count operator panel.
  • Robust construction.
  • Manual reverse stitch lever.
  • Built in front mounted bobbin winder.
  • Max sewing speed: 2400spm
  • Max stitch length: 6mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 33.4mm
  • Take up stroke: 59.6mm
  • Cylinder dia.: 51mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 5mm
  • Presser foot lift by foot: 14mm
  • Needle size: DPx17 #14-19 (Mm 90-120)


Highlead GC2698-1D narrow cylinder arm sewing machine
Narrow cylinder arm shape with unison feeding system and auto thread cutter
Highlead GC2698-1D thread trimmer
Covers removed to show the thread trimming knife fitted around the sewing hook

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