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Highlead GC20698-8

& Highlead GC20698-8T NPAA

Extra Heavy Duty Long Arm + High Arm 

Twin Needle Flatbed Heavy Duty Walking Foot Long Arm Sewing Machine.


Highlead GC20698-8

Photo shows GC20698-8T-NPAA model

Highlead GC20698-8 extra heavy duty long arm industrial sewing machine for twin needle lockstitch sewing on heavy & extra heavy weight materials.

The long arm flat bed allows up-to 760mm* (30") clearance to the right of the needle, which is approximately Three times the length of a standard sewing machine arm, and has a high under arm clearance of 145mm.

The Extra Long arm + high arm is factory cast for greater strength & stability; when compared with cut and piece extended arms.

It features a triple feeding action by way of: bottom feed, needle feed & walking foot top feed and is fitted with 2x extra large vertical axis hooks for use with thick heavy duty sewing threads.

A high foot lift of up-to 28mm* allows many different types of heavy or bulky items to be stitched.

 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.

Sewing applications include extra heavy stitching of canvas, vinyl, leather, webbing, laminated materials, coated fabrics, tents, tarpaulins, awnings, lorry side covers, material structures, covers and many other heavy or bulky items.

Highlead extra heavy twin needle
Highlead GC20698-8T NPAA model also features a back mounted puller feed system with bottom driven roller for extra feeding power and additional enhancements including: high torque electronic needle positing motor, air assisted reverse device, air operated auto foot lifter, air operated auto puller lifter, Knuckle quick reverse system and electronic stitch count box with inching control.


  • Long arm, 760mm* (approx 30") clearance.
  • High arm, 145mm clearance.
  • Heavy Duty Triple feeding action.
  • Twin needle lockstitch.
  • Long stitch feature.
  • Extra Large vertical axis hook & base x2
  • Hook safety clutch.
  • Top mounted bobbin winder.
  • Extra heavy long arm and high arm version.
  • Max sewing speed: 1200rpm
  • Stitch length Max: 10mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 47.3mm
  • Presser foot lift Max: 28mm
  • Hook: Extra large Vertical Axis type x2
  • Lubrication: Manual

Additional Features on Highlead GC20698-8T-NPAA

  • Puller feed system with bottom driven roller.
  • Stitch program control input panel.
  • Electronic motor with automatic needle position.
  • Knuckle quick reverse system.
  • Air operated reverse system.
  • Automatic air operated foot lifter unit.
  • Automatic air operated puller feed lifter unit.


*approximate subject to application and materials etc


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