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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!

Coach JP Baseball Tips Owner

Pitching Machine Categories:

*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.

Iron Mike C82 Pitching Machine & Remote Control for Baseball or Softball

  • Simple to operate & maintain - it's weatherproof
  • Perfect for backyard and team training
  • Baseball, slow pitch or fastpitch softball model 
  • Throws consistent strikes with no wasted swings
  • Note: Business shipping costs less & is quicker
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  • Rack Fed - 25 Baseball or 20 Softball Models
  • Ideal Slowpitch Softball Pitching Machine Arc
  • Throws Leather & Dimple Balls from 20-60 MPH
  • Only 175 lbs - with transport wheels
  • Plug In 110v Outlet or Extension Cord & Hit All Day


Dimensions: 36" H x 20" W x 36" L 175 lbs

This machine throws:

Leather Baseballs & Softballs & Dimple Balls Too!

Is this machine right for you?

Find out by going here


  • Dimensions: 36" H x 20" W x 36" L
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Power: 115 volt AC motor
What JP Says about the Iron Mike C82 Pitching Machine & Remote Control for Baseball or Softball

In my opinion, too many people do not consider purchasing an arm-style pitching machine. Yet I can't imagine any pro club living without one. Maybe it's because you just see so many of the wheel-type machines or maybe it is because of the intimidating, industrial look of an arm-style machine.

Please give these machines a long look and consider them strongly before you make a decision... Here's why:

They really are not very complicated to set up, to use, to adjust and especially, to maintain. There's not much to replace and what parts you might need are readily available and inexpensive. They are meant to live outside, do not require extra auto feeders and throw consistent strikes without adjustment. We even include remote controls with most models and packages for single player use!

If your need is for a pitching machine that will last for years and doesn't need to be moved or transported often, then these machines are a great choice. And when the time comes to consider selling it, there always seems to be a local buyer.

If there is a downside to them it would be that they only throw a straight pitch. But consider this... The very first thing any successful hitter must do to stay in the game is to eliminate the pitchers best pitch, his fastball! If he can't... he better be a pitcher!!

Coach JP Recommends

25 Baseball w/Remote


Stock# C82-R

20 Softball w/Remote


Stock# C82-SR

Easy Purchase Instructions

Call us toll free at
1-800-487-7432 from 9-6 EST

Get your questions answered by real coaches. Get your final cost, including shipping and options such as a machine guard and pro-machine pitch dimple balls.

We will need:

  1. Your model choice (stock #)
  2. Your shipping state & ZIP Code
  3. Options your are considering

This is a decision you will want to get right! Our advice & expertise is free. - Coach JP

Additional Information

Shipping Note

Call 1-800-487-7432 for shipping information.

Warranty 1 Year
Warranty Details

Iron Mike Warranty

All Iron Mike machine motors are covered under a 1-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 (these inexpensive parts are always available).

Maximum Pitching Speed 60 MPH
Pitch Interval 6 seconds
Pitch Type Fastballs (from 20-60 mph)
Ball Capacity 25 Baseballs or 20 Softballs
Choose Outdoor or Indoor/Outdoor Model Here Indoor or Outdoor
Sport Used Softball or Baseball
Feeder Yes
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