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How Long Does a Pitching Machine Last?

How Long Does a Pitching Machine Last?

A pitching machine is a valuable tool for baseball and softball players to improve their hitting skills. However, the lifespan of a pitching machine can vary depending on several factors. In this blog post, we'll explore the factors that can impact the lifespan of a pitching machine and provide tips for maximizing its lifespan.

Factors That Impact the Lifespan of a Pitching Machine:

Quality: Higher-end pitching machines that are made with durable materials and advanced technology tend to last longer than cheaper machines that may be made with lower-quality parts.

Frequency of Use: Machines that are used frequently may wear out more quickly than those that are used less often.

Maintenance: Proper cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of parts can help prevent wear and tear and ensure that the machine is functioning properly.

Type of Balls: Using high-quality balls that are designed for pitching machines can help reduce the wear and tear on the machine's components. We recommend Dimpled Balls followed by Low Seam Baseballs specifically designed for pitching machines.

Type of Pitching Machine: Some pitching machines are designed to only use certain types of balls or for specific types of pitches, using the wrong type of ball can cause damage to the machine's motor or other parts.

Tips for Maximizing the Lifespan of a Pitching Machine:
  • Invest in a high-quality pitching machine that is designed for the level of play and frequency of use.
  • Use the machine as directed by the manufacturer and only with the appropriate balls.
  • Clean the machine after each use, and regularly inspect and maintain its parts.
  • Store the machine in a dry, cool place when not in use, and protect it from extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
At BCI we sell many different makes and models of pitching machines including our own line of BATA pitching machines. These machines are perfect for the little leaguer all the way to MLB players. The quality and 10 year warranty on these machines are unmatched in the industry. Be sure to check them out here.
Give us a call so we can help you find the best machine for your player(s) and budget. (800) 463-6865
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