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    ABOUT BATA PITCHING MACHINES

    Bata Pitching Machines

    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 by fan-cooling.

    BATA 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 JUGS.

    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 Curveball machine.
    Compare our B1-Curveball to their Super Softball machine.
    Compare our BATA-1 to their JUGS Jr.
    Compare our Starter to their MVP.
    Compare our Auto-Feeder to theirs.
    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.

 

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