The Best Arm Style Baseball & Softball Pitching Machines
It's been said that hitting is timing, so it sure is an advantage to be able to see the pitcher wind-up. This is a good reason to choose the Iron Mike Arm Style Pitching Machine by MasterPitch. These machines are the same models you've seen in high schools and college baseball programs and at spring training facilities.
Probably the greatest set of tools you could want that will make the single biggest impact on a budding ballplayer is a pitching machine and batting cage.
If the arm style machine is your favorite style (I figure about 26 MLB teams use them) then the Iron Mike Series is your play!
Here it is in a nutshell:
MasterPitch makes 3 adult machines.
They are all very heavy duty, simple to use, arrive almost completely set up, ship by truck line, can be used and left outside all year long (yes, purchasing a cover is a great idea), will accept leather balls or machine pitch dimple baseballs, and throw between 25-85 mph due to the fact that all share the same motor, drive system, electronics, etc.
We also include a corded remote control for increased control over the machine.
IT IS THE DELIVERY SYSTEM THAT SEPARATES THE TWO TYPES.
The Basic Rack Fed model (MP-5) holds 38 baseballs or 28 softballs This is perfect for those with one or two players in the family or where budget is an issue. It is the only model that has transport wheels and, though not what I would call portable, it certainly is moveable for two people. The limitations are the rack itself. At roughly 10 swings per minute, you will be reloading every 4 minutes for baseball and every 3 minutes for softball. You load the machine by hand-filling the "rack or trough".a 30 second process.
The Pro Hopper Fed (MP-4) & Model Basic Hopper Fed (MP-6) models (ball capacity of 600 baseballs or 400 softballs) Hopper Fed Iron Mike pitching machine The two hopper fed models look identical, though there is an approximate $300 difference between the Basic MP-6 and the Pro MP-4.
That extra investment in the Pro model includes
This is a good idea for those wanting added protection for balls hit off the machine itself. For those choosing the Basic Hopper fed MP-6 model, we offer a protective screen known as the Machine Guard. This is a purpose-built net with frame. Its legs are secured under the machine for a perfect fit and this solves the "added protection" problem.
The biggest advantage of the hopper-fed models is the large number of balls it will hold and that you can simply dump 5 gallon buckets-full of balls into the large hopper.a 5 second process.
The most important decision you can make is to invest in a pitching machine and a batting cage that fits your budget, your player(s) and your backyard or ballfield.
After that, if an arm style machine fits your needs, I would examine your budget. The hopper style of machines offer the ability to hit a maximum of 600 baseballs or 400 softballs without reloading. a real convenience and increase of efficiency. The rack style machine offers more portability and a cost savings.
Hope this helps!
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All machine motors are covered under a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
Electronic circuit boards on the control system are warranted against component failure for 30 days after installation or a maximum of 60 days after shipment from the factory. The warranty on electronic circuit boards does not cover damage caused by severe electrical surges, electrical storms or accidental damage by servicing technicians.
Specifically excluded from automatic warranty replacement are pitching hands, pitching arms, power cables, and power springs.
Iron Mike machines and accessories are warranted to be suitable for the purpose for which they are sold and to be free of manufacturing defect when shipped from the factory. In the event that damage occurs during shipping, the manufacturer will do everything within their power to quickly reship any damaged goods. All equipment and replacement parts ship F.O.B. from Kansas City, MO, and claims for damaged goods must first be brought to the attention of the shipping company.
This warranty does not include reimbursement for costs of installation repairs.
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