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Highlead GA2688-1

Cylinder Arm Extra Heavy Duty Walking Foot Sewing Machine

with Long Arm & High arm

Highlead GA2688-1 cylinder arm sewing machine
This model is the giant in the Highlead range of walking foot cylinder arm heavy duty sewing machines.

Its powerful and steady triple feeding action (bottom feed, needle feed and walking foot feed) enables you to sew multiple ply of heavy weight material with a true and even stitch.

The Highlead 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.

Highlead high lift cylinder arm

Highlead GA2688-1-NPAA cylinder arm
Heavy duty cylinder sewing arm + 40cm clearance to right of needle on GA2688-1 model

Long & High Arm Design


Large shuttle hook

Special heavy duty large shuttle fittedThread Lubrication box fitted as standard
  • Large shuttle hook assembly
  • Powerful needle bar stroke
  • Extra heavy duty cylinder arm
  • Extra heavy duty walking foot + triple feed
  • High lifting foot assembly
  • High under arm clearance
  • 400mm long 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
Extra heavy duty cylinder arm sewing machine 

GA2688-1 with matching unit

*Maximum thread size is subject to type of thread


Video of Highlead GA2688-1 fitted with optional speed reducer and servo motor
Set much slower then usual for demonstration purposes. 

Extra long arm 96cm 37.5" cylinder version available = GA2688-L

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0161 736 2861
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