Supports And Hold Open Rods

Telescoping and fixed-length struts are produced in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, lengths and special features, making them well suited for many industrial, commercial, marine and aviation applications.

MarathonNorco produces struts for proof loads as heavy as 11,000 pounds and for ambient temperature conditions approaching 1,000 degrees F. Every strut features a patented locking mechanism and design flexibility with multiple end-fitting compaitbility, rod end bearings, universal joints, clevis pins and more.


  1. Automatic locking with Norco's patented Couplex™ lock up; no loose parts.
  2. Easy release by pulling or sliding the release collar to disengage the Couplex™ pin from the receiver.
  3. Optimum weight/strength rations for tension/compression loads. High-temperature units readily available.
  4. Enhanced safety through a patented secondary lock or release collar where multiple telescoping struts operate under heavy loading.
  5. Design flexibility due to multiple end-fitting compatibility, including rod end bearings, universal joints, clevis pins and more.
  6. Automatic locking when extended; high strength assured through the use of patented locking mechanisms.

Whether it's to support an engine cowling, protect the rotors of an in-transit helicopter, or for any custom application where dependable positive support is required, MarathonNorco has the experience and expertise you require.