What is a target box?

When talking about silo filling a “target box” generally refers to a means by which material being conveyed into a silo is slowed and redirected to allow the material to free fall into the silo.A “target box” can take many forms, but the most common on our systems is a 20” diameter cylinder attached to the center top of the silo.The cylinder has a bolted top with a deflector plate opposite the incoming fill line.

We prefer to us target boxes when filling a silo as they do less damage to the material being conveyed than a sweep elbow, and generate less dust than conveying directly into the silo at speed.A target box is also a convenient method used to allow multiple fill lines to center fill a single silo.