Minecart with Hopper

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Minecart with Hopper
Minecart with Hopper.png









Network ID


Savegame ID




plus contents

Health points

6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 408 hex: 198 bin: 110011000



A Minecart with Hopper is a hopper inside a minecart.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Minecarts with hoppers can be broken by attacking them.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Minecart +

Usage[edit | edit source]

These minecarts are placed similarly to other minecarts.

A Minecart with hopper will take in items which are lying nearby (range only slightly larger than the cart itself), or inside a container above the track (approx. 18.5 items per second, dramatically faster than an ordinary hopper). It will also pick up items that are lying on a block directly above the track. It will not push items into containers, but a hopper underneath the track can take items out of it.

The hopper can be disabled by passing over a powered activator rail, and can be reenabled by an inactive activator rail.

A minecart with hopper will travel more than 85 blocks without stopping (as opposed to a normal cart going less than 12 blocks) from a dead stop using a 2 powered track starter even with another cart in front of them. However, the distance travelled by a Minecart with Hopper itself is heavily dependent on the hopper's load. Using a 1 powered rail starter track, a minecart with an empty hopper will travel 64 blocks until it stops (as opposed to an empty normal minecart going 8 blocks). The distance travelled diminishes non-linearly with increased hopper load; a minecart with a full hopper will only travel 16 blocks in this setup.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Entity data[edit | edit source]

See also: Chunk format

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

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities

    • Tags common to all minecarts

    •  Items: List of items.

    •  TransferCooldown: Time until the next transfer in game ticks, between 1 and 8, or 0 if there is no transfer.

    •  Enabled[upcoming]: Determines whether or not the minecart hopper will pick up items into its inventory.

    •  LootTable[upcoming]: Optional. Loot table to be used to fill the hopper when it is next opened, or the items are otherwise interacted with.[note 1]

    •  LootTableSeed[upcoming]: Optional. Seed for generating the loot table. 0 or omitted will use a random seed.[note 1]
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    Both loot table tags will be removed once the items have been generated.

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]

Official release
1.5 13w03a Added minecart with hopper.
Console Edition
TU19 Added minecart with hopper.

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