Pitching Machine Basics
Any player who has the ability to walk out the back door to hit is at a distinct advantage over his competition...players just do not swing it enough otherwise!
Pitching Machine Categories:
- Wheel Style Pitching Machines
- Arm Pitching Machines
- Compressed Air & Non Electric Pitching Machines
*all throw official game weight & size balls though there are a few built for light balls only
Wheel Style Pitching Machines - 1,2,3 & 4 wheel models & optional auto feeders
The most popular types from backyard baseball to pro baseball. They use a spinning wheel(s) & a motor to propel the wheel(s). Most wheel pitching machines have adjustable speed controls & direction adjustments mounted on a steel frame that's attached to a tripod. All run on 110v current & can handle a generator. Most can be purchased as baseball pitching machines, softball pitching machines & some are in a combo unit for both sports. 1 wheel is entry level, 2 wheel are most popular & now 3 & 4 wheels that throw about anything you could want at Major League speeds.
Arm Style Pitching Machines - 4 rack fed & hopper fed models
These are sometimes known as Iron Mike Pitching Machines. That is the made in USA brand you may have seen & used at a commercial batting cage. They weatherproof & tough enough for years of service without trouble. All have auto ball feeders in a rack or a huge hopper that holds hundreds of balls.
Compressed Air & Non Electric Pitching Machines - No electricity needed
Some very clever engineers have created alternative styles that fill particular needs. The Zooka Pitching Machine uses compressed air & rechargeable internal battery that is an engineering wonder. Our UPM 45 Ultimate Pitching Machine is the official model for Cal Ripken baseball & softball machine pitch leagues. It uses a spring loaded concept so needs no electricity.
Easy Soft Toss Softball & Baseball Pitching Machine
- Great for all ages
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Automatically tosses a ball every 5 seconds
- Toss distance: 8 feet
- 14 baseball or 10 softball capacity
- Rechargeable battery lasts 6- 8 hours
- Requires an area of only about 10 ft. by 10 ft.
- Practice soft toss drills alone
- Two year warranty: covers parts and labor