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Iron Mike MP4 Pitching Machine - Baseball or Softball

ron Mike MP4 Pitching Machine
  • Pro & college model ... 25 - 85 mph fastballs
  • Our best hopper fed model - reinforced frame
  • 600 bb or 400 sb & FREE remote control
  • Click Buy & we will call you with truck ship costs. ($300-500 to most US States) - or call 1 800 487 7432
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  • Postive Feed Control Ensures Superior Ball Flow
  • Toughest Machine Available Anywhere!
  • Optional All Weather Cover & Machine Guard
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Dimensions: 57" H x 44" W x 59" L 625 lbs

This machine throws:

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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 & sport - (baseball, fastpitch or slowpitchl)
  2. Your shipping state & ZIP Code - (business address willl save you extra)
  3. Options your are considering - (all weather cover, 7' x 7' machine guard, dimple or leather balls) 

This is a decision you will want to get right! Our advice & expertise is free 1 800 487 7432 (9-7 eastern time!)

- Coach JP

What JP Says about the Iron Mike MP4 Pitching Machine - Baseball or Softball

Iron Mike MP-6 vs Iron Mike MP-4

Both of these Hopper-Fed Iron Mike models look the same and indeed are very similar. The main differences are outlined below

Once you come to the conclusion that you want an arm style pitching machine that holds and throws so many balls that you will drop before you have to stop…

It’s now about deciding which model.

The Differences

  • Added Protective Steel Facing (protects from direct ball hits)

  • Slightly Different Shipping Cost

  • The Shaker* - optional or included

*The Shaker is our term for a simple devise that overcomes the inherent problem when ball seams catch and interrupt the flow of balls as they are fed into the machine

Added Steel?

The added protective steel included with the MP-4 is a great idea however I like the idea of purchasing the virtually identical MP-6 and adding a protective screen that you simply cut a porthole into the net…this protects the front of the entire machine…the total cost becomes very similar!

Shipping Costs?

Probably $30-70 more for the MP-4 depending on your ZIP Code due to the extra weight from the reinforced steel.

The Shaker?

When you use game baseballs or softballs, the seams can “catch” as balls are fed into the machine. The shaker stops this issue.

This option comes with the Pro Model MP-4 and is about a $75 option that can be added to the MP-6 either at the factory or you can purchase & install later.

If you only use dimple balls, this is a non-issue.

If you want an arm style pitching machine, you buy an Iron Mike.

There are 3 full size models and 1 youth/jr. model. This MP-5 rack fed model has all the bells n whistles as the more expensive hopper fed models MP-6 and the MP-4 Pro Model

Here’s The Difference

The MP-5 on this page offers a rack mounted ball feeder that holds & throws 38 baseballs or 28 adult size 12” softballs every 6 seconds. (The factory will set up your unit for either sport).

The 2 hopper fed models are loaded by dumping entire buckets of up to 600 baseballs or 400 softballs into the large hopper.

Should I Buy The MP-5 Rack Fed Model? Do I mind reloading every 4 minutes?

If you are purchasing for a single player in the backyard or for infrequent use with a small number of hitters, you might consider the rack fed MP-5 knowing that you will be stopping to reload about every 4 minutes. This is done by simply hitting the last pitch, dropping your bat and clicking the on-off corded remote switch which should be placed near the batter. This stops the arm from continuing its throwing motion every 6 seconds. Gather and/or reload the balls into the rack, walk back to the batters box, click the on-off switch and you will have 36 more swings… That’s your prime consideration!

So, In Summary

All Iron Mike Pitching Machines are simple, efficient, outdoor tough and consistent. They are awesome machines that you will buy only once and have for many seasons and are so efficient that I don’t even recommend you buy any spare parts unless you are shipping outside the USA (by the time you need them, you may forget where you put them!)

Additional 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.

Maximum Pitching Speed 80+ MPH
Pitch Type Fastball
Power Supply AC Plug 110v
Ball Capacity 400 Softballs
Choose Outdoor or Indoor/Outdoor Model Here Indoor or Outdoor
Shipping Call Us toll free at 1800 487 7432 for your ship quote and final price
Sport Used Softball or Baseball

Why Use It?

Why consider an arm style pitching machine?

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.

Differences between the Hopper Fed & Pro Hopper Fed

The Pro Hopper Fed includes the Positive Feed Control, which ensures that real leather baseballs with seams flow properly onto the arm. The Feed Control shakes the balls to prevent them from jamming together. The Pro Hopper Fed also has more reinforced steel on the machine's frame to protect it against batted balls, meaning you don't have to buy the machine guard.

What Iron Mike Should I Buy?

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!

But which one and what's the differences?

Here it is in a nutshell:

MasterPitch makes 3 adult machines.

  • The Basic Rack Fed model (MP-5) for baseball or softball
  • The Basic Hopper Fed model (MP-6) for baseball or softball
  • The Pro Hopper Fed model (MP-4) for baseball or softball
Common Qualities

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.

Rack Fed or Hopper Fed


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

  1. 55 added pounds of steel reinforcement welded into the front of the unit.
  2. The Positive Feed Mechanism, which keeps balls flowing and eliminates the occasional pitch interruptions that happen when using leather seamed balls (not necessary when using dimple balls as they do not have seams). This device is a $50 add-on for the basic MP-6 model.
About the additional steel reinforcement:

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.

Loading the balls

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.

In Summary:

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!
John Peter

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