Adjustable speed pitching machine from 10-70 mph. Telescoping tripod throws grounders, fly balls, line drives and strikes for batting practice. Comes with a tall tripod, designed to replicate pitch release height for youth players 8 years to adults! Take your game to the next level!
Fully Enclosed & Safe For Kids
Built in safety features including a password, and optic sensors to keep you in control of practice. A pitch alert beeper notify you and the batter when a pitch will be thrown.
Highly Accurate & Versatile
Select the speed and throw! Engineered & tested to throw and simulate in-game pitching. Zooka's have the capability of throwing fastballs and computer-controlled changeups. Throws baseballs, dimple balls, safety balls, & tennis balls.
Lightweight & Portable
Weighing in at less than 30 lbs with the tripod included, the Zooka 740 Pitching Machine can be easily disassembled and assembled without tools! Perfect for on-field use.
Long Lasting Battery
Ditch the power and extension cables! The Zooka 740 baseball pitching machine throws 700-900 pitches on a single charge! Powered by an in unit-battery and a compact easy to carry design.
Zooka 740 Baseball Pitching Machine with Tall Tripod Safety Features
Pitch alerted beeper and LED
Battery powered pitching machine
Throws tennis balls and soft-core safety balls
No generator, no gasoline
No power cords
No spinning wheels
Fully enclosed housing
Temperature 10 to 120 degrees F operating/ -40 to 130 degrees F storage
Humidity 0 - 100% non-condensing
Zooka 740 Baseball Pitching Machine with Tall Tripod Specifications
Less than 30 lbs with tripod included
Battery and Charger:
Internal 12 Volt Sealed Rechargeable Battery
900 Pitches/charge At 40 MPH
700 Pitches At 70 MPH
Battery Charger Included (110/220 VAC, 50/60Hz)
Full Charge in 10 Hours.
Typical Battery Life 4 To 6 Years of Normal Use
Connector For Additional External Battery
High Impact Polycarbonate Outer Housing
High-strength Aluminum Alloy Barrel And Tripod
No Tools Needed
One Minute Setup
Elevation Adjustable From 2 To 80 Degrees In Less Than 10 Seconds
Suitable For Use On Grass, Dirt, Turf, Or Asphalt Surfaces
Adjustable Speeds From 10 To 70 Miles per Hour
Repeatable Within +/- 1 MPH
Digital Speed Readout
Fastballs with topspin rotation
Capability of Throwing Fastballs & Computer-controlled Changeups
Pitch Distance 20 To 65 Feet
Tall Tripod: Pitch Release Height 43"
Short Tripod: Pitch Release Height 24"
Machine Length 36 Inches
Zooka 740 Baseball Pitching Machine with Internal Battery
Zooka Tall Tripod
Off-board battery charger
30 day return window from date of purchase.
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Product Number: Zooka 740 Baseball Pitching Machine with Tall Tripod
In 1990, we began developing a personal pitching machine. It had to be affordable, light enough for the average person to carry with ease, quick to set up and take down, powerful enough to pitch real baseballs at fastball speeds and free of electrical cords. These parameters led us on a search for the most efficient means of projecting a ball. With the concerted efforts of an engineer and a physicist, we set out to solve the portable pitching machine riddle in two years tops. But each step revealed a new challenge. Unable to find a ready-made air compressor fit for the task, we resorted to building our own. And when off-the-shelf rechargeable battery units failed under the recoil of launching balls, we turned our expertise to crafting batteries. Ultimately, 10 years later nearly every aspect of the machine, including its quick-set-up tripod, was custom-made. And in 2000 Zooka Sports was officially launched for baseball players across the world.
The Zooka ZS740 and ZS720 doesn't look like conventional pitching machines because it doesn't work like them. While other machines depend on external wheels to pinch and propel the ball, the Zooka harnesses the power of compressed air. While conventional machines need a spool of extension cord, the Zooka draws power from a rechargeable battery. The Zooka also does away with confusing analog knobs in favor of an intuitive digital keypad and display. The resulting machine is powerful, streamlined and self-contained.
MORE PERSONAL THAN INSTITUTIONAL
Zooka Sports has no intention of cornering the institutional pitching machine market. There's no shortage of heavy machines for use at college facilities. But a need does exist for a powerful pitching machine that a team, parent or grandparent can easily tote between the backyard and ballpark, one that isn't dependent on a pile of extension cords or a gas generator. In coach-pitch leagues, for instance, the Zooka is gaining popularity for its ability to throw balls at consistent speeds and heights. After a one-minute setup, the Zooka can deliver an entire game of perfect pitches, making the game fair and more fun for kids. "When you think of all the situations where industrial pitching machines are impractical or prohibitively expensive, that's our market. And it's the lion's share.
I've used it 4 times already for heavy 11u practices (batting practice, pop ups, grounders) and so far so good. Hopefully it continues to do the job.
It's a home run!
Bought this to use in our backyard batting cage and for fielding practice with my 8 and 10 year olds. Decided to go with this over a more traditional machine because my kids are still young enough that we don't need to worry about curveballs or crazy fast pitches and I really liked the idea of it being so portable. It has turned out to be a perfect choice for our needs. Setting up and breaking down is so easy and, because it's battery operated, I can take it to any park without needing a power supply. We also bought the auto feeder and it has been great to free up a lot of my time from having to throw balls for their batting practice. Since I have two ball players, this was really starting to take a lot of time, not to mention the fact that the machine gives them much better pitches than I can. My husband takes it to team practices as well and the kids love it.
Love the Zooka!
We have a 35' cage in our basement with a hittrax system. I got the Zooka because my son was having a hard time with timing his load and the velocity of pitching in his first season of kid pitch. I remembered "how hard" it was to hit balls from a machine without an arm and figured with this three-beep and light system that it would force him to have to load on time every time in order to hit. I was right! Both of us had a real hard time getting our timing down the first time we tried it and were late every time, just like my son was in the real games. After a couple sessions, he had it completely dialed in and I could see him doing the exact same thing in his games. Loading when the pitchers hand separates from the glove. He got his first hits in live game action after we had worked a few days with this. Now, when I try to pitch to him myself he says "dad, why even have the pitching machine if we're not going to use it?" ... we use real baseballs and they scatter all over the strike zone, much more efficiently and safely than I can. It's forced him to expand his strike zone just like he would at 8U level and get his barrel to the ball. He was so used to where my balls usually go that he was just being too selective in game. We can turn up the speed faster than he would be comfortable with me throwing to him, knowing he won't get hit by the machine. So we've been able to simulate the best pitchers he'll be facing without worrying about dad hitting him with an errant pitch. It's been a baseball-life saver for us. Can't recommend the Zooka enough!
Improved practice sessions
As described. This machine really changed my practice sessions with my son...for both hitting and fielding. Less wasted time of me trying to throw accurately or at the right speed.
This thing is no joke. I have been missing out all of these years while coaching, this thing is hands down a gamechanger.