This model is the giant in the Highlead range of compound feed, walking foot, cylinder arm, heavy duty machines (bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot feed)

Its powerful and steady feeding action enables you to sew multiple ply of heavy weight material with a true and even stitch.

The GA2688-1 features a heavy duty cylinder arm shape which helps in the production of 3-dimensional items used when making for example:

Bags, saddles, seats, harnesses, safety belts, straps, technical textiles, filters, general leather and upholstery products etc..

A stitch length of up-to 11mm is possible and the machine has a reverse stitch lever as standard.

The special extra large shuttle hook and bobbin capacity offers high efficiency in sewing products using extra thick thread up to metric size 8* (including sizes 30, 25, 20, 12, 8 & V92, V128, V207, V242, V277*).

The bobbin winder is mounted on top of the sewing machine head for easy use and quick change over.

The heavy duty presser foot assembly has an extra high lift of up to 20mm, allowing for a large range of extra heavy weight material to be used.

The walking foot action is fully driven and combines with the bottom feed and needle bar feed to produce a positive feeding motion for extra heavy use.
For improved versatility the cylinder arm clearance, to the right of needle, has been extended from the usual 240~300mm to a Long arm clearance of 400mm.

Versatile extra heavy duty cylinder arm machine.


Highlead extra heavy duty sewing machine

Long & High Arm Design

Special large KSN-204 shuttle fitted

Thread Lubrication box fitted as standard


Special large shuttle hook
Powerful needle bar stroke
Extra heavy duty cylinder arm
Extra heavy duty feeding action
High lifting foot assembly
400mm long arm clearance
High under arm clearance
Reverse stitch lever
Large stitch feature
Built-in bobbin winder
Max sewing speed: 800rpm
Stitch length: 0-11mm
Needle bar stroke: 56mm
Take up stroke: 96mm
Presser foot lift by hand: 13mm
Presser foot lift by foot: 20mm
Needle size: DYx3 #26
Metric thread sizes 30 to 8
V thread sizes V92 to V277
Full UK Model