Zooka ZS720 Baseball Pitching Machine
Go from Tee Ball to Z Ball -The ZS720 throws real baseball up to 50 mph, and also throws dimple balls, tennis balls, and most safety balls. It is battery powered for true portability, and can throw over 500 pitches per charge. The Zooka ZS720 features an adjustable speed from 10 to 50 mph with a digital speed readout. Recommended for ages 5 to adult, this machine is perfect for machine-pitch leagues.
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.
- Pitching speed is adjustable from 10 to 50+ mph with repeatable speed of +/- 1 mph with a digital speed read-out
- Pitches real baseballs, dimpled pitching machine balls, safety balls, or tennis balls between a distance of 20 and 65 feet
- Features a 1/8'' thick steel chassis with a high impact polycarbonate outer housing and a high strength aluminum alloy barrel and tripod / Weighs less than 30 lbs.
- Machine is password protected, features a pitch alert beeper and LED display, requires no generator and no gasoline, and doesn’t require power cords
- Internal 12 volt sealed rechargeable battery can pitch 700 pitches per charge at 40 mph and 500 pitches per charge at 50 mph / Battery life: 8 to 10 years with normal use/ Includes a connector for an additional battery and an external battery charger
- Suitable for use on grass, dirt, or asphalt surfaces
- Set-up is quick and requires no tools
- Recommended for youth league practice and players ages 5 to 11
- Includes your choice of either a tall panning tripod (pitch height 43'') or a short panning tripod (pitch height: 24'')
- Manufacturer's 12 Month Limited Warranty
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.
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 ball players 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 "or 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)
|Recommended age||5 to 11 years||5 to 18 years|
|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.|
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the pitching machine work?
The operator places a ball on the front scoop of the machine and rolls it 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.
Would you recommend this unit for a youth machine-pitch league?
The Zooka ZS740 Portable Pitching Machine is perfect for youth machine-pitch leagues. It is portable, accurate, and safe. It has provision for an additional external battery. Unlike other machines, it does not require extension cords or a generator at the playfield.
What kinds of pitches can it throw?
The machine throws fastballs and changeups at speeds from 10 to 65+ mph. The changeup mode randomly varies pitch speed to distribute pitches around the strike zone for game realistic pitching. The machine does not presently throw curveballs.
Can you use the ZS740 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.
Can you use this indoors?
Yes. We recommend that you use soft-core baseballs for indoor practice.
Unique-Sports has been a trusted resource for afordable baseball pitching machines like the Zooka Z720, affordable baseball training aids, and affordable baseball batting cage products for over 13 years. Unique-Sports is an invaluable on-line resource for baseball players, baseball coaches, baseball youth leagues, and scholastic baseball programs across the United States. The Unique-Sports team is comprised of former baseball players, current baseball players, baseball coaches, and sports enthusiasts that have hands on experience in the use and benefit of the Zooka products we sell.
If you have any questions about this Zooka pitching machine please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-297-0747. A member of the Unique-Sports team will be happy to research any Zooka product or another line you may be interested in, help you customize a solution for your exact needs, or make pitching machine recommendations based on your budget or intended use. We have the lowest prices on-line…guaranteed!
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- Max Speed: 50 Mph
- Ball Types: baseballs, dimpled pitching machine balls, safety balls, or tennis balls
- Pitches Thrown: Fastballs
- Defensive Drills: Ground balls, Pop Ups, Line Drives
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Weight: Less than 30 Pounds
- Power Source: Internal 12 volt sealed rechargeable battery that lasts 8 to 10 hours
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