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The Zooka ZS720 And Zooka ZS740 battery opporated pitching machines will make you a better player by providing accurate practice...and make it fun.

$650.00
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Zookas will throw over 500 pitches on a single charge!
Sku: 10010-002
Vendor: Zooka

The Zooka ZS720 And Zooka ZS740 Battery Powered Pitching Machines

Safe, easy to use, and built to last, Zooka pitching machines throw real baseballs and are adjustable from either 10-50 MPH (ZS720) or 10-70 MPH (ZS740). Battery-powered Zooka pitching machines throw over 500 pitches on a single charge, making them the perfect "anytime, anywhere" portable practice machine.

The Zooka ZS740 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.
Zookas have no exposed dangerous moving parts. We utilize a small compressor that operates very quietly and efficiently. Once you select the power setting the compressor develops the needed pressure and then it releases the pressure to the internal cup which pushes the ball of the barrel. The optics sensors at the end of the barrel read the speed of the ball and display it on the LCD screen. The pitching machine is powered by a rechargeable battery which can give you approximately 500-600 pitches per recharge.

The rechargeable internal battery easily handles a full team practice or game, and an external battery is available if more capacity is needed. It is suitable for ages 5 to 18 and throws real baseballs, machine pitch dimple balls, tennis balls, and softcore and safety balls at speeds up to 70 mph.

Kids love Zookas because they throw real baseballs at real speeds. Parents love Zookas because they're safe, easy to use, and built to last. Unlike dangerous spinning wheel machines, Zookas have no exposed moving parts. Zookas also include many software-controlled safety features including password protection.

Compare The Zooka ZS720 And ZS740 Battery Powered Pitching Machines



Feature ZS720 ZS740
Recommended age 5 to 11 years 5 to 18 years
     
Pitch Type Fastballs Fastballs
    5 Programmed levels of changeups
     
Ball Type / Typical Max. Speed Real Baseballs / 50 mph Real Baseballs / 70 mph
  Dimple Balls 5oz / 50 mph Dimple Balls 5oz / 70 mph
  Dimple Balls 4oz / 57 mph Dimple Balls 4oz / 76 mph
  Tennis Balls / 70 mph Tennis Balls / 93 mph
     
Adjustability, Speed Yes, 10 mph to Max. Speed Yes, 10 mph to Max. Speed
Repeatability +/- 1 mph 1 mph
Digital Speed Readout Yes, each pitch Yes, each pitch
     
     
Pitch distance 20 feet to 60 feet 20 feet to 60 feet
     
Max throw distance (Baseball) 130 feet 200 feet
     
Max height popup (Baseball) 75 feet 120 feet
     
Standard Tripod *    
Pitch release height 26 inches 43 inches
Pan Yes 360 degrees Yes 360 degrees
Tilt Yes 2 to 80 degrees Yes 2 to 80 degrees
     
* optional tripods available    
     
Internal rechargeable battery included included
     
Throws per charge (baseballs) Approx. Approx.
40 mph 700 700
50 mph 600 600
70 mph NA 500

The Zooka ZS740 Battery Powered Pitching Machine

The rechargeable ZS740 air-powered pitching machine from Zooka Sports is a lightweight, portable training aid that can pitch between 10 and 65 MPH. Includes choice of tall or short panning tripod for full 360 rotation. It works by putting a baseball into the barrel. The ball is detected and the compressor pumps up, and then an internal cup propels the ball. The ZS740 can pitch a baseball every 2 to 7 seconds. Its safety features include a password-protected start-up and a one-button shut down. When you choose a Zooka pitching machine, we take your investment seriously. Be confident in your purchase with a 1 Year (or 100,000 pitches) Warranty included absolutely free! Simply choose which tripod you want.

There are two options available depending on if you need the machine for baseball or for softball.
  • The Tall Tripod Gives The ZS740 A Pitch Release Height Of 43" For Baseball
  • The Short Tripod Gives The ZS740 A Pitch Release Height Of 24" For Softball
When you choose a Zooka pitching machine, we take your investment seriously. Be confident in your purchase with a 1 year (or 100,000 pitches) warranty!

Highlights:
  • Adjustable from 10-70 mph
  • Throws Real Baseballs, Dimple Balls, Safety Balls, & Tennis Balls
  • Digital Speed Readout.
  • Battery Powered For True Portability.
  • Over 500 Pitches Per Charge.
  • Perfect For Machine-Pitch Leagues
  • Complete with Internal Battery, Charger, and Tripod.

Features

Light Weight:
  • Less Than 30 Lbs (tripod Included)
Battery And Charger:
  • Internal 12 Volt Sealed Rechargeable
  • 800 Pitches/charge At 40 MPH
  • 700 Pitches At 50 MPH
  • 500 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
Rugged Construction:
  • 1/8 Inch Thick Steel Chassis
  • High Impact Polycarbonate Outer Housing
  • High-strength Aluminum Alloy Barrel And Tripod
Easy Setup:
  • One Minute Setup, No Tools Needed
  • Elevation Adjustable From 2 To 80 Degrees In Less Than 10 Seconds
  • Suitable For Use On Grass, Dirt, Or Asphalt Surfaces
Speed:
  • Adjustable From 10 To 70 MPH
  • Repeatable Within +/- 1 MPH
  • Digital Speed Readout
Pitch Types:
  • Fastballs with topspin rotation
  • Computer-controlled Changeups
  • Pitch Distance 20 To 65 Feet
  • Tall Tripod: Pitch Release Height 43"
  • Short Tripod: Pitch Release Height 24"
Throws:
  • Real Baseballs
  • Dimple Balls
  • Safety Balls
  • Tennis Balls
Compact Size:
  • Machine Length 36 Inches

The Zooka ZS720 Battery Powered Pitching Machine

The ZS720 is battery-powered for true portability and features an adjustable speed from 10 to 50 mph with a digital speed readout. It can throw over 500 pitches per charge. It works by putting a baseball into the barrel. The ball is detected and the compressor pumps up, and then an internal cup propels the ball. The ZS720 can pitch a baseball every 2 to 7 seconds. Its safety features include a password-protected start-up and a one-button shut down. Recommended for ages 5 to adult, this machine is perfect for machine-pitch leagues.

There are two options available depending on if you need the machine for baseball or for softball.
  • The Tall Tripod Gives The ZS720 A Pitch Release Height Of 43" For Baseball
  • The Short Tripod Gives The ZS720 A Pitch Release Height Of 24" For Softball
When you choose a Zooka pitching machine, we take your investment seriously. Be confident in your purchase with a 1 year (or 100,000 pitches) warranty!

Highlights:
  • Adjustable from 10-50 mph
  • Throws Real Baseballs, Dimple Balls, Safety Balls, & Tennis Balls
  • Digital Speed Readout
  • Battery Powered For True Portability.
  • Over 500 Pitches Per Charge.
  • Perfect For Machine-Pitch Leagues
  • Complete with Internal Battery, Charger, and Tripod

Features

Light Weight:
  • Less Than 30 Lbs (tripod Included)
Battery And Charger:
  • Internal 12 Volt Sealed Rechargeable
  • 800 Pitches/charge At 40 MPH
  • 700 Pitches At 50 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
Rugged Construction:
  • 1/8 Inch Thick Steel Chassis
  • High Impact Polycarbonate Outer Housing
  • High-strength Aluminum Alloy Barrel And Tripod
Easy Setup:
  • One Minute Setup, No Tools Needed
  • Elevation Adjustable From 2 To 80 Degrees In Less Than 10 Seconds
  • Suitable For Use On Grass, Dirt, Or Asphalt Surfaces
Speed:
  • Adjustable From 10 To 50 MPH
  • Repeatable Within +/- 1 MPH
  • Digital Speed Readout
Pitch Types:
  • Fastballs with topspin rotation
  • Computer-controlled Changeups
  • Pitch Distance 20 To 65 Feet
  • Tall Tripod: Pitch Release Height 43"
  • Short Tripod: Pitch Release Height 24"
Throws:
  • Real Baseballs
  • Dimple Balls
  • Safety Balls
  • Tennis Balls
Compact Size:
  • Machine Length 36 Inches
Safety Features:
  • Password protected
  • Pitch alert beeper and LED
  • Battery-powered
  • Throws tennis balls and soft-core safety balls
  • No generator, no gasoline
  • No power cords
Environmental:
  • Temperature 10 to 120 degrees F operating/ -40 to 130 F storage
  • Humidity 0 - 100% non-condensing

Zooka AL-1 Autoloader

The optional Zooka AL-1 autoloader automatically loads real baseball, pitching machine dimple balls, or tennis balls into all Zooka pitching machines. Capacity is 16 baseballs or 18 tennis balls. The autoloader is easily attached and conveniently draws its power directly from the pitching machine. Making it ideal for solo batting practice.

Features:
  • Attaches to all Zooka pitching machines
  • Automatically feeds balls for all Zooka pitching machines
  • Controlled and powered by the pitching machine
  • Pitch interval approximately 7 seconds
  • Pitch angles from horizontal to 20° (Not usable for pop-ups)
  • Holds 16 baseballs or 18 tennis balls
  • Allows solo batting practice or coaching at home plate
  • Also useful for tennis practice
  • Compact and portable

EB-1 External Battery

Compatible with Zooka ZS740 and ZS720 pitching machines, the Zooka External Battery Pack provides an additional source of power for heavy-duty pitching sessions. In one session, the Zooka External Battery Pack will power approximately 1000 pitches at 40 mph, or 600 pitches at 60 mph before it needs to be charged. Complete with a mounting bracket, the Zooka External Battery Pack mounts onto any standard tripod. Includes battery charger.

Features:
  • Compatible with all Zooka pitching machines
  • Provides additional capacity for longer practices
  • Powers approximately 900 pitches at 40 MPH or 600 pitches at 60 MPH
  • Mounts on rear of tall tripod
  • Complete with charger and mounting bracket
  • Size 8" x 4.5" x 7.5", 11 pounds

Don't take our word for it:

I have been coaching and/or managing Little League Baseball teams... for the past four years. After using this machine every single day for the past week I can tell you that this is the single most helpful baseball training aid that I have ever used... I can pitch an entire bucket of 65 or more baseballs to each of my team members on a single charge.
~Bob A. (coach and parent of 11-year-old, Virginia)

We coach two different age groups... 10-12-year-olds... and 14-16-year-olds... We have used the machine almost on a daily basis between the two teams and having a machine that weighs less than 30 lbs makes it very easy to get from one practice field to another. The battery life is amazing... One of my first-year ballplayers who had struggled at the beginning of the season even catching a fly ball made a catch of a fly ball look simple in his first game.....You have made the job of coaching youth baseball easier and more rewarding for me and my players.
~Dan K. (coach of 10-16 year-olds)

I am coaching a minor league team who are 6 and 7-year-old players and the machine is working perfectly for their age group and will definitely grow with them. Thank you Zooka Sports.
~Keith C. (coach of 6-7-year-olds)

Wow, what a great machine! I am really pleased with it... The fact that it charges up and can be taken anywhere is the best feature of all. I really love the machine.
~Dave G. (parent of two sons)

These things are GREAT!! Every time we take them out on location with us they end up being the talk of the day... I couldn't ask for anything better. Great accuracy, consistency, and overall design!
~Jerry G. (baseball bat manufacturer)

Just got my machine last week, charged up the battery, and the next day my sons and their friends were hitting perfect pitches every time. This is a fantastic machine... Just set up and go.
~Craig B. (parent)

I have been using your product with the Marysville instructional league and have nothing but praise for its performance... You advertise as being capable of 500 pitches per charge... I suggest you add for about 4 little (league) games in a row!
Cary K. (coach of youth league)

Opening day was terrific. Your guys had two machines going... one for a hitting contest and the other for a fielding contest. There is no doubt in my mind that you have a winner. No doubt. None.
~Chuck O. (parent)

I wanted you to know how much my son and his team love your pitching machine. Since his team has started using your machine, their record is 3-1-1. A huge improvement from a 1-5 start. Thanks so much...
~Danny C. (parent of 11-year-old)

I'm sure that you are very busy keeping up with orders for such a great machine!
~John C. (parent)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of balls will the pitching machines throw?
Zookas are designed to throw any ball with a 9-inch circumference or smaller: Regulation baseballs Machine-pitch dimple balls Safety baseballs Rubber sponge baseballs Soft-core baseballs Tennis ball

How safe are the pitching machines?
Operation of the machines is Access Code protected to prevent unauthorized operation. It has no external moving parts. It can be shut down safely in the middle of a pitch by pressing any button on the keypad. No AC outlet, extension cord, or gasoline-powered generator is needed.

How does the pitching machine work?
The operator rolls the ball into the barrel. The machine detects the ball, pumps up to pressure, beeps and flashes a pitch alert, and throws the ball. A 50 mph pitch takes less than 5 seconds.

How accurate are the pitching machines?
They are very accurate. With real baseballs, pitches typically scatter within the strike zone. With machine-pitch dimple balls, pitches can be placed within a few inches. A key element in the accuracy of all pitching machines is the quality and consistency of the ball being thrown.

How long do I need to wait between pitches?
You can load the next ball as soon as the previous ball has been thrown.

Does it require electricity?
NO, like most modern power tools, it's compact, rugged, and battery-powered!

How many pitches will I get per charge?
The number of pitches per charge varies with the speed and the weight of the ball. With real baseballs, the machine will throw over 700 pitches at 40 mph, over 600 pitches at 50 mph, and over 500 pitches at 70 mph before recharging.

What if I need to throw more pitches than the battery can provide?
We carry an external battery pack that doubles the capacity of the machines. Just flip a switch and keep on pitching.

Can I use the machines with the charger plugged in?
Yes, by having the machine plugged into the charger you will benefit from charging between pitches and also between batters. This significantly increases the number of pitches prior to recharging.

My battery is dead; will the machine run off the charger?
NO, the battery must be at least partially charged in order to run the compressor.

What is the life of the battery?
With proper care, the expected life of the battery is 4-6 years.

How long does it take to charge the battery?
The battery requires about 10 hours for a full charge. The battery does not need to be fully charged to use the machine.

How often should I charge the battery?
You should charge the battery overnight after every use. During the off-season, you can leave the unit on the charger and the pitching machine will monitor the battery and keep it at a proper state of charge. If this is not an option at your location, the battery should be charged overnight at least once every 3 months. NEVER put the unit away with a discharged or partially charged battery as this may seriously reduce the battery life.

Would you recommend this unit for a youth machine-pitch league?
The Zooka Portable Pitching Machines are perfect for youth machine-pitch leagues. They are portable, accurate, and safe. They have provision for an additional external battery. Unlike other machines, they do not require extension cords or a generator at the playfield.

How do you know the speed of the pitch?
The machines measure and display the speed of each pitch in MPH as the ball leaves the barrel.

How high does it throw balls?
It throws pop-ups over 12 stories high!

How do you know when the ball is being pitched?
When a ball is rolled into the machine, it pumps up to pressure for a few seconds, beeps and flashes a pitch alert, and then throws the ball. Most batters quickly learn to anticipate the pitch. If necessary, the operator can help by synchronizing a throwing motion with each pitch.

Will the machine throw curveballs?
No.

How much does it weigh?
The Zooka weighs 25 pounds including the internal battery. The tripod weighs 5 pounds. It's the lightest full-featured pitching machine available. It was designed for true portability and ease of use, anywhere you want to play.

Will they throw softballs?
They will not throw softballs. Some softball teams use our machine with our short tripod for a realistic fast pitch release height of 23 inches.

How durable is the unit?
The Zooka machine is designed and built to last. They use a 1/8 inch thick steel inner chassis, high-strength aluminum alloys for lightweight structural elements, and high-impact polycarbonate for the housing.

How do I adjust the Zooka so that it hits the strike zone?
The machine is much easier to aim and adjust than other designs. A calibrated pitch height adjustment scale on the tripod lets the user quickly and precisely adjust pitch placement.

Can you use the Zooka for fielding practice?
Yes. The ZS740 quickly adjusts for pop-ups, fly balls, line drives, and outfield grounders. Because of its pinpoint accuracy and repeatability, it is ideal for a wide variety of fielding drills. Players rapidly gain skill through repetition. Many users say that pop-ups are what Zookas do best!

What other products or accessories are you going to offer?
Zooka also offers an external battery pack, various types of balls, a short tripod, and service parts. See our products page for additional information and prices.

Can you use this indoors?
Yes. We recommend the use of soft-core baseballs or tennis balls for indoor practice.

What is your warranty?
The machines are covered by a 12-month warranty. Over the past decade, millions & millions of quality pitches have proven the machine's unique design and rugged construction to be extremely reliable.