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Louet Megado Looms Without Dobby Head

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Louet Megado Looms Without Dobby Head - 40 cm (15.7") / 16 Shaft is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

***Delivery could take 1-3 months***

Explore complex & production weaving with the Cadillac of weaving looms, the innovative Megado dobby loom. The Megado is the flagship of the Louet family being simple, easy to operate, and robust enough to handle all your projects. One long treadle is simpler and gives a tremendous mechanical advantage that allows a weaver to lift as many as 30 harnesses with ease. No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed.

The Megado is a Dobby Loom available with 16 or 32 harnesses and in 70 cm, 90 cm, 110 cm and 130 cm (27 5/8", 43 1/4" and 51 1/4") weaving width. You must choose between a mechanical and electronic dobby (available for purchase separately). The Megado is made of lacquered ash hardwood and the most complex castle section is pre assembled. 

Dobby head sold separately -

Get your Mechanical Dobby Head HERE.

Get your Electrical Dobby Head 2.0 HERE!

Package Includes:

  • Large shelf
  • Built-in raddle
  • 1 stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric)
  • 900/1400/1600 Texsolv heddles (392 mm)
  • Lease and tie-up sticks
  • 16 warp sticks




Texsolv Heddles

Megado 40 / 16-Shaft

36′′ x 50′′ x 52”

137 lbs.


Megado 70 / 16-Shaft

47.625" x 50" x 52”

152 lbs.


Megado 90 / 16-Shaft

55.5" x 50" x 52”

170 lbs.


Megado 110 / 16-Shaft

63.375” x 50" x 52”

185 lbs.


Megado 130 / 16-Shaft

71.25” x 50" x 52"

203 lbs.


Megado 40 / 32-Shaft

36′′ x 50′′ x 52”

166 lbs.


Megado 70 / 32-Shaft

47.625" x 50" x 52”

181 lbs.


Megado 90 / 32-Shaft

55.5" x 50" x 52”

199 lbs.


Megado 110 / 32-Shaft

63.375” x 50" x 52”

214 lbs.


Megado 130 / 32-Shaft

71.25” x 50" x 52"

232 lbs.



Additional Available Accessories:
- Adjustable bench - 59 - 72 cm (23 1/4"-28 3/8")
- Tilting set for bench
- Second warp beam with back beam
- Sectional warp beam
- Flying Dutchman shuttle
- Fly shuttle device
- Beater system support attachment
- Treadle height adjusting blocks
- Mechanical dobby, including 60 program bars
- Program bars per ten
- Electronic dobby

About Dobby Looms

A dobby loom has a dobby mechanism, which is used to program the harness combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for "draw boy" which refers to the weavers helper who was used to control the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of the traditional floor looms. The performance of a multi-harness loom is vastly improved by using a dobby mechanism, as it overcomes the major problems associated with the use of a large number of treadles. A dobby loom allows you to select the combination of harnesses for every shed opening you wish to make.

The great advantage of a dobby loom is that it avoids the necessity and the labor involved in making multiple tie-ups to treadle positioned underneath a loom. An investment in a Louet Dobby ensures many years of comfortable and productive weaving.

The mechanical dobby is a program bar with pegs system. The numbered holes in the program bars correspond with harnesses of the loom. If you want a harness to be raised, you place a peg in the corresponding hole of the program bar. Your series of program bars can be as long as you like; however, if the number of program bars becomes very large, you may want to consider an electronic dobby.

The electronic dobby uses wi-fi to connect with a tablet, smart phone or computer.   Operating software resides on the built-in computer to simplify weaving.   Design on your own software, save the wif file on a flash drive and load it onto the dobby.  Design close to unlimited harness combinations with the software packages that work with the Megado interface including: Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, PixieLoom, Weavemaker, Proweave and Weave It. The Megado interface supports both PC and MacIntosh operating platforms. It’s a revolutionary system!

Treadling Made Easy

Both Octado and Megado looms feature a countermarch shed. This is accomplished by raising the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being raised. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weavers physical requirements.

As with our Delta and Spring looms, Octado and Megado have the Louet sprung breast beam, a unique warp tension control system, which allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced. These innovative design features give our Octado and Megado looms an indisputable advantage over other competitive products. No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.


Our first response to your order would be to have it shipped directly from our warehouse. In the case that our stock levels are too low, your order may need to be either ordered into our warehouse or dropshipped directly to you from Louet in Canada. Please allow 3-5 business days for them to process and ship out your order before receiving an e-mail with your tracking number. Should your order be backordered with our vendor, one of our customer service representatives will contact you with delays and shipping information. 

Please note that Louet drop-ships are sent via UPS or Fedex and typically arrive within 3-5 business days after being shipped. Please provide a physical address for your order as UPS does not send to PO Boxes. Drop-shipping is not available for international orders at this time so please allow time for your order to reach us before we ship it to you.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your order at (509) 536-7746 or