Which Arm Style Pitching Machine For You?
This may help…
Iron Mike MP-6 vs Iron Mike MP-4
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 becomes about deciding on which model. Both of these Hopper-Fed Iron Mike arm-style pitching machine models look the same & indeed are very similar.
MP 6 Lacks Added Pounds of Protective Steel Facing (protects from direct ball hits)
we suggest our oversized 7′ x 7′ protective machine guard to compensate
MP 6 Has Slightly Lower Shipping Cost (less protective-facing steel)
MP 6 Does Not Include the leather ball “Shaker”* – standard on MP-4
*The leather ball “shaker” is our term for a simple device that overcomes the inherent problem when leather ball seams occasionally catch and interrupt the flow of balls as they feed into the machine. (a non-issue with dimple balls). Its also known as the leather ball feeder.
The added protective steel included with the MP-4 is a great idea however, I personally 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!
Probably $30-70 less for the MP-6 depending on your ZIP Code due to the weight difference.
btw: If possible, shipping to a business, especially one that has a dock or a forklift will save you some extra money!
When you use game baseballs or softballs, the seams occasionally “catch”, causing the arm to throw without a ball. The shaker stops this issue.
This is an inexpensive option on the Pro Model MP-6 (standard with the MP-4 model) and can be added either at the factory (or you can purchase & install later) if you want to try and live without it.
Note: If you only use dimple balls, this is a non-issue.
This machine throws leather and dimples and can be purchased for baseball or fastpitch softball:
|Shipping Note||Information You Will Need To Provide:
Your Iron Mike arm-style pitching machine model choice, Your shipping state & ZIP Code, residence or business delivery
Your Options: * Machine Guard *All Weather Cover * Dimple Balls or Leather Practice Balls * The Shaker (a simple add-on to enable leather balls to flow perfectly)
Iron Mike Arm Style Pitching Machine 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… frankly, we haven’t had a claim or inquiry for these parts in many years!
Specifically excluded from automatic warranty replacement are pitching hands, pitching arms, power cables, power springs (all inexpensive & readily available).
|Maximum Pitching Speed||85+ MPH|
|Power Supply||AC Plug 110v|
|Ball Capacity||600 Baseballs or 400 Softballs|
|Call Us toll-free at 800 487 7432 (10-7 EST) for your ship quote and final price|
|Sport Used||Choose Baseball or Fastpitch Softball Model|
For Easy Purchase Instructions & To Get Any Other Questions Answered By Coaches, call us toll-free at 1-800-487-7432 from 10-7 EST
We will need
- Your model choice & sport – (baseball, fastpitch or slowpitchl)
- Your shipping state & ZIP Code – (business address & dock or forklift on site will save you extra $)
- Options you are considering – (all-weather cover, 7′ x 7′ machine guard, dimple or leather balls)
Arm Style Pitching Machine 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, ballclub or ballfield.
After that, if an arm style machine fits your needs, examine your budget. The hopper-style MP-4 & MP-6 arm style pitching machines offer the ability to hit a maximum of 600 baseballs or 400 softballs without reloading; a real convenience and increase of efficiency, especially for teams! The rack style MP 5 model offers more portability, cost savings and has the same internal workings as our MP-4 and MP-6.
Call us if you have further questions or prefer to make your order by telephone. 800-487-7432 (10-7 EST M-F.
Hope this helps you make an informed buying decision!