Solid pitching machine. Had it for about 6 months and love it. Very durable, and once you get the hang of it, it's actually not to bad to load/unload either. Sometimes it does throw the balls with some variation, too high or too low but over all pretty consistent. Perhaps my wheel might be slightly off balance or its just the way I'm feeding the ball. Either way, great investment and would recommend it.
We use this at practice all the time. Easy to set up and take down. Heavy, but worth it!
Works great, stays put when operated, other machines always move around & you have to adjust to throw strikes.
First day we had it, we used for a tournament for about 12 hrs. It was solid. Very reliable and accurate
Some Answers From Owners of the Jugs Jr.
1) For the Jugs Jr, is it recommended to use tee balls, regular hardballs or the specialty yellow balls? Also is one ball better for ground balls and pop ups?
The balls with seams will wear out a lot faster if used in the machine but they can be used. Also the seamed balls will curve based on how they are inserted. The one wheel machine it generates quite a bit of backspin on the ball. I recommend the dimpled hard jugs balls.
2) How long do you have to wait for the wheel to be up to speed for the next pitch?
I only wait 5 seconds or so. Just remember if you load ball different each time, pitch will move. Load same, pitch stays relatively the same.
3) Can it use real softballs?
You can use real baseballs and softballs in these machines
4) What do you use for power?
Answer: 110 home voltage and also generator when out of range.