Iron Mike MP6 Pitching Machine
- 2-3 weeks from order to delivery
- Calculated at Checkout
What is so great about an Arm-Style Pitching Machine?
You know that hitting a baseball is all about timing. You must practice proper timing to know when to start your swing and shift your weight. The only way this is achieved is by watching a pitcher's arm and release of the ball during batting practice. An arm-style baseball pitching machine is the only type of pitching machine that gives you that same sense of timing. With each pitch you see the machine's arm wind up and release the ball, just like a real pitcher. This allows you to practice the same fundamentals in the batting cages as you use on the playing field.
Iron Mike™ arm-style pitching machines are the favorite of professional organizations (almost every MLB teams uses them) and coaches worldwide.
Iron Mike MP6 Pitching Machine Features:
- Hopper-fed 600 baseball or 400 softball capacity
- Throws baseballs, softballs or dimpled balls 25-85 MPH
- Heavy duty arm and hand system
- Easily converted from baseball to softball (and shipped with your preference)
- Comes with a FREE built-in low voltage remote control (with 80’ cord)
- Lockable arm guard cover for security
- Electrically powered - 115 volt A.C. motor
- Completely Weatherproof & Vandal Resistant
- Made in the USA
Dimensions: 57"H x 44"W x 59"L . Shipping Weight is 610 lbs.
The Iron Mike MP6 throws the following: Show 3 balls
What is the difference in an Iron Mike MP-6 and an Iron Mike MP-4?
Essentially, the Iron Mike MP-6 and MP-4 are the same, both are hopper-fed pitching machines but:
The MP-4 has extra steel reinforcements on the frame of the machine to protect against batted balls.
The MP-4 includes a Positive Feed Mechanism feature which ensures good ball flow when using seamed balls. (Can be added to the MP-6 for $50) Not needed at all if you are using dimpled balls.
What is the difference in an Iron Mike MP-6 and an Iron Mike MP-5?
The MP-6 and MP-5 are both full size units and have all of the same features, except:
The MP-5 is a Rack-Fed pitching machine as opposed to a hopper-fed machine (the MP-6)
The MP-5 has a feeder that holds 38 baseballs or 28 12” softballs as opposed to the 600 baseballs or 400 softballs the MP-6 holds. The biggest advantage of the hopper-fed machines is the large number of balls it will hold and that you can simply dump buckets-full of balls into the hopper quickly.
The MP-5 comes with wheels (but it does take 2 people to move it)
The MP-5 is great for single hitter at home or for infrequent use with a small team. It is a significantly cheaper pitching machine and will require the following every 4 minutes: After hitting the last ball in the rack, click the on-off corded remote switch (which should be near the batter). This stops the machine. The reload the rack, walk back to the batter’s box, click the on-off switch and swing some more. It is actually a very nice break and prevents exhaustion.
Iron Mike MP4, MP5, MP6 Pitching Machine Accessories
Iron Mike Pitching Machine Cover
Machine Cover - $135 for MP5, $180 for MP4/MP6
Helps Extend Life of Machine
Made of Heavy, Waterproof Nylon
Full Length Coverage
Iron Mike Pitching Machine Guard
Machine Guard Unit - $295
Extra Protection from Batted Balls
4' Wide x 6' Tall
Heavy #60 Weight Net
1" Galvanized Pipe Framework
Held in Place by Machine
Pitching Machine Baseballs
Positive Feed Control Unit
For use with the MP-6. Ensures that seamed balls will flow properly. It is a standard feature on the MP-4.
Item #762-563 $50.00