The First Pitch original and the First Pitch XL both carry a full five-year warranty. The Motor is a 1/3 HP U.S. made motor, which is more powerful than most machines on the market. But more significant than that, is the construction of the motor. It features a 7/8-inch Diameter shaft and a 1-inch bearing. Only one other machine offers this durability and that machine cost hundreds of dollars more.