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Highlead GM288

High Speed Overlock Sewing Machine

Highlead overlock sewing machine

Highlead GM288 series high speed overlock sewing machine available as 2 thread, 3 thread, 4 thread or 5 thread models.

Robust time served design with a superior feeding mechanism for better overall performance and increased versatility.

Used in textile factories around the world & popular with clothing manufacturers.

Fully enclosed oil system with running speeds at up-to 6500 stitches per minute.

Smooth & quiet operation using a balanced overlocker sewing head with easy to use operator adjustments such as stitch size and feeder movement. 

Different Sub-classes available including Light, Light-Medium & medium-heavy models suited to different sections of the clothing & textile industry. 

Optional equipment available including: chain cutter device, vacuum waste device, extended feed systems and tension control units etc.


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Highlead GM288
Highlead GM288 series sewing machine with the standard (semi-submerged) table top
  • Full automatic enclosed oil system
  • Silicone needle cooling device
  • Differential feed adjusting lever
  • Dial adjusting stitch regulator
  • Robust time served design
  • Balanced & quiet overlocker sewing head
  • Max sewing speed: 6500spm
  • Stitch length: 1-3.6mm
  • Presser foot lift 6.5mm
  • Needle standard B27
  • Other specs. subject to sub-class
GM288-3 GM288-4 GM288-5
Highlead GM288 spec
*Standard overlocker sub-class models listed above, other versions and special converted models also available
Highlead GM288 overlock with submerged table
Highlead GM288 series overlock with optional fully submerged table top, mounting kit and unit stand


  • Various sub-class models
  • LED needle light kit
  • Linzbek energy saving servo motor (LB600C series)
  • Linzbek servo needle position motor with speed and acceleration control (LB610C/LB650C series)
  • Fully submerged table & mounting kit
  • Chain cutter device
  • Vacuum waste device
  • Additional feed device
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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
T: 0843 289 7560
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