Please give our Iron Mike C-82 Pitching Machine a long look and consider it strongly before you make a decision... Here's why:
They really are not very 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. This pitching machine is meant to live outside, does not require extra auto feeders and throws consistent strikes without adjustment. I do suggest remote controls with most models and packages for single player use!
If you need a pitching machine that will last for years, like the arm style and are on a budget then our C-82 is 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 straight pitch. But consider this... The very first thing any successful hitter must do to stay in the game is to eliminate the pitchers best pitch, the fastball! If you can't... you better be a pitcher!!