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?
Give this Iron Mike C82 Pitching Machine a long look and consider it strongly before you make a decision... Here's why:
1st, it is absolutely not an intimidating pitching machine. It is actually rather simple once you see it up close. It is certainly not 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. It is meant to live outside, does not require the added cost of an external auto feeder and it throws leather or dimple balls and consistent strikes, minimal to no- adjustment needed! We even offer an optional remote control 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 fastball.
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 able to pitch!
The Iron Mike C82 Pitching Machine... In Summary
The Iron Mike C82 is light enough for one adult to move, It throws hard enough & definitely consistent-enough to use day after day. It holds 28 baseballs or 20 softballs, enough for the solo ballplayer.
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 an entire career. They are so efficient that I don’t even recommend your buying any spare parts unless you are shipping outside the USA (by the time you need them, you may forget where you put them!) Extras & Accessories
I would recommend that you consider purchasing one of our machine guards
and you can also see the picture on this page) that prevents it from hard direct hits! [caption id="attachment_207360" align="alignright" width="150"]
Pitching Machine Screen Protector[/caption] Though the manufacturer does not offer an all-weather cover for this model,
I would suggest you consider purchasing a mid to large gas grill cover to protect your investment from the elements.
Other than that, there's really not more to know, but do feel free to call us toll-free with any questions or concerns. I Hope This Helps You To Make An Informed Buying Decision