The GC20698-1 is Highlead’s special extended industrial long arm lockstitch flatbed sewing machine.
The sewing machine arm has been extended to give up to 635mm clearance to the right of the needle, which is approximately two and a half times the clearance of a standard machine.

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

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.

The Highlead GC20698-1 is a long arm, 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, awnings, tents, parachutes, gliders, hot air balloons, sails, top stitching leather etc, + many other large items.


Extended long arm, 635mm clearance
Triple feeding action
Long stitch feature
Large vertical axis hook & base
Reverse stitch lever
Hook safety clutch
Top mounted bobbin winder
Quiet balanced head
walking foot long arm sewing machine GC20698-1

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: large Vertical type:
Lubrication: Manual


Electronic needle position motor (Recommended)
Knuckle quick reverse (Recommended)
Automatic air operated foot lifter unit

Electronically controlled automatic tread trimmer version also available.
See model: Highlead GC20698-1D