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We Like to Strut Our Stuff

Hold Open Rods

Hartwell designs and manufactures hold open rods for a wide variety of aircraft applications.  Some significant aircraft platforms include A320Neo, MC-21, C-17, Learjet and Challenger. dampening, telescoping, folding struts, products.
Features & Benefits 

  • Controls the motion of the door 
  • Fluid motion is controlled by flow valves
  • Can be manufactured in steel


  • Hydraulic

hold open rods, telescoping, folding struts, dampening



Features and Benefits:

  • Designed for high tension, compression and side loads
  • Quick release hook fitting
  • Automatic Lock-up when strut is extended 
  • Sleeve has dual motion operation for safety
  • Visual warning when unlocked
  • Many end fittings available to fit the application




Folding Struts  

Features and Benefits:

  • Automatic deployment 
  • Self-locking when door or panel is opened
  • Lengths available from 10”
  • Six standard tube diameters: .312, .375, .500, .625, .750 and 1.00
  • Six optional end fittings
  • Light weight to strength ratio 
  • Available in stainless, aluminum and composite



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