Dill Air Controls has launched a complete truck valve installation toolkit, responding to feedback from fleets and service technicians.

Dill’s research and development team worked with the trucking industry to figure out installation issues to gain an understanding of the common causes of valve stem air leaks. Dill designed the complete truck valve installation toolkit based on the results of its efforts.

 “We were humbled by the support and feedback from major trucking companies as we worked to bring awareness to a problem as old as our industry can remember.  The resulting toolkit enables any technician or servicing facility to clean, measure, and accurately torque valves to specifications as set forth by The Tire and Rim Association,” said Larry Schlesinger, Dill’s chief engineer and tire and rim association tube and valve standards committee chair.

The toolkit includes a cleaning brush, Go/No-Go measuring tool, preset torque wrenches and a T-handle hex wrench to hold the base of the valve stem from spinning during tightening. Dill’s 5720 kit is equipped to handle the variety of valves used in alloy and steel truck wheels.