How are BATA
machines better than JUGS?
We are asked this question all the time, and we
are thankful for the opportunity to boast the differences.
ACCURACY - BATA
machines have our unique Goodyear Rubber Soft-tread
pitching wheels. The JUGS have pneumatic (air-filled) tires. Our
Soft-Tread wheels are solid, die-cast flat faced treads,
molded onto a machined aluminum core. The JUGS tires have a convex
(rounded) pitching surface, and are mounted on a standard stamped
rim, like those used on trailers. The faster the JUGS wheel turns,
the more convex it becomes, and therefore less accurate.
Result: BATA machines pitch the
ball more accurately than the JUGS machines.
DURABILITY - BATA
machines are constructed of welded solid steel plate. JUGS machines
are constructed primarily of sand-castings. Solid steel is several
times stronger than sand-castings, therefore, we are able to make
our machines much lighter (in weight), yet at the same time
stronger. BATA machines weigh about 25% less than JUGS machines.
SAFETY - BATA
machines have steel plates in front of and behind the pitching
wheels. JUGS pitching wheels are are fully exposed. We also have
heavy-duty steel plate in front of our motors to protect them from
line-drive hits. JUGS do not.
DESIGN - BATA
machines (and no other brand) have fan-cooled motors. Motors that
run cooler last longer. We more than double the life of our motors
double-wheel machines have built-in transport wheels, so you never
have to roll your machine on the pitching wheels as you do with the
VALUE - BATA
Auto-Feeders can be set up to hold 32 baseballs or 24 softballs.
JUGS has an 18-baseball feeder or a 14-softball feeder. With ours,
you can have just one feeder to do both baseball and softball. With
theirs, you need a separate feeder for each.
BATA feeders are lower priced, AND hold more balls,
AND feed both baseball and softball.
QUALITY - BATA
machines are Made in the USA
with high-quality American-made components. A claim that most of our
competitors cannot make.
APPLES TO APPLES?
Compare our BATA-2 to their
Compare our B1-Curveball to
their Super Softball machine.
Compare our BATA-1 to their JUGS
Compare our Starter to their
Compare our Auto-Feeder to
Compare our Sidewinder to....
Well, they don't have a machine that compares to it.
QUALITY, VALUE, PERFORMANCE - BATA
gives you more for your money.