Same Iron Mike Mp5 Softball Pitching Machine As Our Pro Models & A Money-Saving Rack Feeder
Iron Mike Is the name you want and I wouldn’t blame you for wanting an arm style softball pitching machine at all. But I do understand that the hopper-fed pro models can be a budget & deal breaker. Consider that players swing comfortably at a rate of 6 swings per minute and figure if you would be okay with stopping to reload every 5 or so minutes?
I can tell you that swinging for that long is tiring and the last thing I want to see in my players are bad swing mechanics. So, if you have one or a few players, investing the savings in the batting cage that you need or a few extras like a home plate stance mat or perhaps our protective screen-option.
This model has the same guts & same velocities as our more expensive arm pitching machines!
If You Want An Arm Pitching Machine, Buy An Iron Mike MP5 Pitching Machine!
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 In This Iron Mike Model
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 when you order). Our hopper fed models MP 4 & MP 6 are loaded by dumping entire buckets of up to 600 baseballs or 400 softballs into the large metal basket.
Should I Buy The MP-5 Rack Fed Model? Do I mind reloading every 4-5 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 after hitting the last pitch. Just drop your bat and click the on/off corded remote switch which you hang near the batter. This stops the arm from continuing its throwing motion (every 6 seconds).
Gather & reload the balls into the rack, walk back to the batter’s box, click the on/off switch again and you will have 38 more swings for baseball or 28 more for softball… That’s your prime consideration in the Iron Mike MP-5 arm style pitching machine!
- Lockable Arm Guard…Built-in Safety – Virtually Vandal Free
- Choose Baseball or Softball Model (Throws Dimples or Leather)
- Completely Weatherproof… No Daily Setup Required
- Same Inner Workings As Hopper Fed Models MP-4 & MP-6
- Spare Parts Always Available (we only recommend heavy users buy any with a new machine purchase)
- MP 5 dimensions: 56″ H x 30″ W x 55″ L 530 lbs.
I hope my thoughts have helped you decide!
Is this Iron Mike MP 5 model right for you?
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