Discount Iron Mike MP-5 Pitching Machine
The Iron Mike MP-5 pitching machine is their high end "portable" pitching machine. It throws up to 85 MPH and can hold 38 baseballs or 28 softballs - that's 25 MPH faster than their C-82 pitching machine
with a ball capacity that is about 50% greater, too.
A true arm style pitching machine, the MP-5 allows batters to see the windup and pitch exactly like they would from a real pitcher. This is invaluable training for getting your swing timing down.
Use it with baseballs, 11 or 12 inch softballs and even tennis balls - real, dimpled or lite balls. Because the Iron Mike MP-5 does not exert pressure on balls like wheel-style pitching machines, it can throw real balls without damaging the balls. Real balls last just as long with an Iron Mike MP-5 as they do with a real pitcher!
Built to last by Master Pitch - the oldest pitching machine manufacturer in existence - the MP-5 pitching machine is equipped with a heavy duty hand an arm system. Very little maintenance is required - just check the nuts and bolts from time to time to ensure they are tight and grease the chain and apply oil in a few spots and you should get years of use out of your Iron Mike machine.
Although, at 480 pounds, it is certainly not a pitching machine that you throw into the back of an SUV and transport to a field, the Iron Mike MP-5 portable to move from spot to spot in your yard or on a ball field. It includes 4 wheels on the bottom of the frame to make moving the pitching machine easier. It is powered by any standard 110 volt electrical outlet.
Also included with the MP-5 is a FREE remote control with an 80 foot long cord. This allows batters to start and stop the machine (no more missed pitches running back to the plate after the machine has been started).
It's always a good idea to cover your pitching machine when it is not in use to protect it from the elements. You may also wish to add a Ball Feed Enhancer Unit to your MP-5 Pitching machine, which ensures that real, seamed balls flow through the unit effectively. Both can be added via the check boxes above the Add to Cart button.