The Minecart with Hopper (or Hopper Minecart) is a minecart that has a hopper placed inside of it. It can pick up items and take items out of the storage above itself. The difference between a Minecart with Hopper and a regular hopper is that the Minecart with Hopper can pull items more than seven times faster than regular ones.
Players can craft a Minecart with Hopper quite easily, as all you need is a minecart and a hopper. Combining the two is fairly simple, by placing the minecart and the hopper anywhere in the crafting grid you have yourself a Minecart with Hopper since the items don't need to be placed in a specific pattern.
A Minecart with Hopper will pull in items lying nearby or inside a container placed directly above the minecart, at a rate of up to 20 items per second, which is a little over seven times as fast as a normal hopper. It can also pick up items that are lying on a block directly above the track.
It does not push items into containers but a hopper underneath the track can remove items from a Minecart with Hopper on the track. Ordinary hoppers can also drop items into a Minecart with Hopper like other containers, at the normal speed of 2.5 items per second.
A Minecart with Hopper is a craftable item that is most commonly used in automated farms to pick up item drops, it can also be used to transport items over a rail network as it can transfer items 7 times as fast as a regular hopper can.
A. To make a Minecart with Hopper, place 1 hopper and 1 minecart in the 3x3 crafting grid.
A. The main difference between both items is the speed at which they can transfer items, the Minecart with Hopper being more than seven times faster than a regular hopper.
A. Hopper minecarts can pick up items that are on a normal block one block above the hopper minecart.