Minecart with Furnace

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Minecart with Furnace
Powered Minecart.png









Network ID


Savegame ID




plus contents

Health points

6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.14 (Seecret Friday 7)

Data value

dec: 343 hex: 157 bin: 101010111



Minecarts with furnaces (also called furnace minecarts or powered minecarts) are self-propelling minecarts with furnaces inside.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Powered minecarts can be broken like any other minecart, by hitting it.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Minecart +

Usage[edit | edit source]

Furnace minecarts are placed the same as other minecarts. It does not have a visible interface with slots, like a furnace does.

To move the minecart, first face the direction you want it to move, then simply feed fuel (coal or charcoal) into it with the use button. The fuel will immediately be consumed, and will provide power for 3 minutes. Any piece of fuel, added at any time, will increase the total range by an additional 3 minutes. In creative mode, furnace minecarts do not need to be powered with coal.

To change direction, press the use button while facing the needed direction. A furnace minecart will not break when it runs out of fuel.

Minecarts with furnaces on a level track will cover 204m per minute (about 3.4 m/s), or 612m per piece of coal. Pushing multiple minecarts may decrease the range slightly, depending on collisions. Minecarts with furnaces can also pull up to four other minecarts behind them if the carts are first shunted together against a wall and then the furnace minecart is made to change direction.

A player in a cart adds significant weight, requiring more power to push. If too much stress is put on the furnace minecart then it will stop. Clicking with use button activates it again. Furnace minecarts also cannot push other carts around 180-degree hairpin turns.

Minecarts with furnaces cannot be pushed or pulled by other minecarts when not powered, and will not accelerate on active powered rails when powered.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Entity data[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

Minecarts with furnaces have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is MinecartFurnace.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities

    • Tags common to all minecarts

    •  PushX: Force along X axis, used for smooth acceleration/deceleration.

    •  PushZ: Force along Z axis, used for smooth acceleration/deceleration.

    •  Fuel: The number of ticks until the minecart runs out of fuel.

ID[edit | edit source]

A minecart's ID distinguishes between the different minecart types.

Icon Dec Hex Name Minecart type

328 148 minecart Minecart

342 156 chest_minecart Minecart with Chest

343 157 furnace_minecart Minecart with Furnace

407 197 tnt_minecart Minecart with TNT

408 198 hopper_minecart Minecart with Hopper

422 1A6 command_block_minecart Minecart with Command Block

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.0.14 Minecarts with furnaces were added.
Since no in-game name was indicated, they were referred to by names such as "powered minecart" or "furnace minecart".
No matter how much fuel was added to the minecart, it would never move for more than 3 minutes after the last fuel.
1.0 When tooltips were added to items in inventory, this was named "Minecart with Furnace".
Official release
1.0.0 Each piece of coal now powers a minecart with furnace for 3 minutes, so that adding another piece of coal at any time increases the total range by another 3 minutes. A full stack of 64 coal now powers it for 192 minutes.
Minecarts with furnaces on a level track will cover 204 meters per minute.
1.8 14w11a Minecarts with furnaces would give a much greater boost to other minecarts.
When powered, they could move on non-powered rails without decelerating.
14w17a Minecarts with furnaces' behavior is reverted, so that no change was released in 1.8.
Console Edition
TU1 Added minecart with furnaces.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A stack of 64 coal will power the Minecart for 3 hours and 12 minutes, over a distance of just over 39,168 blocks.

Gallery[edit | edit source]