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Highlead GC20698-2

Twin Needle Long Arm

Flatbed Heavy Duty Compound Feed Sewing Machine

The GC20698-2 is an extended industrial twin needle long arm flatbed sewing machine.

The sewing machine arm has been extended to give approximately 635mm* (25") clearance to the right of the needles, which is around 2 1/2 times bigger than most standard sewing arms.

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..


  • Extended long arm, 635mm* clearance
  • 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


  • Electronic needle position motor (Recommended option)
  • Knuckle quick reverse device
  • Electronic stitch program & count control
  • Automatic reverser & back-tack system
  • Electronically controlled automatic tread 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 sets up-to 40mm 

Photo showing the GC20698-2 fitted with optional equipment including: electronic needle position motor, quick knuckle reverse device, electronic stitch program & count control, automatic reverse & back-tack system + automatic air operated foot lifter unit.

*approximate subject to gauge size


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