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Magnetic Hub Plug Prevents Damage
The Magnetic Hub Plug (also called Eyemag) is a patent-approved device designed to collect metal shavings from the oil hub on semi-trucks and trailers. It’s the first known preventative maintenance safety detector device for oil hub assemblies.
    Founder Nick Perich has more than 40 years of experience in the trucking business. He’s seen firsthand what can happen when wheels come off semis, causing extensive damage and putting drivers at risk. The Magnetic Hub Plug will alert drivers about potential issues before they become a problem. “It’s all about the safety of the public,” says Perich. The Plug is a product 6 years in the making, from Perich’s original sketches to approval of a patent and manufacturing in Canada.
    As the name implies, a magnet in the bottom of the Magnetic Hub Plug collects metal shavings floating within the hub. In contrast, a pure rubber hub plug only holds oil in. Adding this magnet that dips into the oil prevents the shavings from wearing against the seal. Drivers can take it out at any point and assess the hub for signs of metal shavings. Perich believes this can easily save $3,000 to $4,000 in potential repairs if an issue goes unnoticed and wheels wear down. “If the axle goes, that’s a $10,000 minimum repair,” says Perich. “It’s all about the magnet.”
    Perich has heard firsthand from truckers who were saved by the Magnetic Hub Plug. “Lots of people will call us and say, ‘You know, something sounded funny, so I looked at the Plug at a rest stop. And it was full of metal shavings! I got it serviced at the next opportunity. You really saved me.’”
    The plugs are currently sold online in packs of two for $19.99 plus shipping. Perich and his team also sell them at regional fairs and shows and hope to connect with national distributors.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Magnetic Hub Plug (eyemagplug@gmail.com; www.magnetichubplug.com; www.eyemag.ca).

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