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Farm & Ranch Saws

Some chainsaws have to work for a living. Whether on a farm. Or out on the ranch. No matter where there’s work to be done, the proven dependability of a STIHL is on the job. STIHL offers a variety of high-performance chainsaws that are engineered for service, day in and day out. The chainsaws in the “Farm & Ranch” category are ideal for a variety of uses. One thing you can be sure of – they have what it takes to get the job done. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, B = Quick Chain Adjuster, E = Easy2Start™, and Q = an additional chain braking system.

For a side-by-side comparison of all STIHL chainsaws, download our Chainsaw Comparison Chart.

Chainsaw Frequently Asked Questions

*The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.

Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Powerhead Weight Fuel Capacity
MS 150 C-E 23.6 cc (1.44 cu. in.) 1.0 kW (1.34 bhp) 2.75 kg (6.1 lbs.) 200 cc (6.76 oz.)
MS 192 C-E 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp) 3.3 kg (7.4 lbs.) 270 cc (9.1 oz.)
MS 193 C-E 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.74 bhp) 3.45 kg (7.61 lbs.) 270 cc (9.1 oz.)
MS 201 C-E 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in.) 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp) 4.1 kg (8.82 lbs.) 310 cc (10.5 oz.)
MS 201 C-EM 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in.) 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp) 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.) 310 cc (10.5 oz.)
MS 271 FARM BOSS® 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.) 2.6 kW (3.49 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
MS 291 55.5 cc (3.39 cu. in.) 2.8 kW (3.76 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 Ibs.) 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
MS 291 C-BEQ 55.5 cc (3.39 cu. in.) 2.8 kW (3.76 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.) 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
MS 311 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.) 3.1 kW (4.2 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.67 Ibs.) 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
MS 391 64.1 cc (3.9 cu. in.) 3.3 kW (4.4 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.67 Ibs.) 600 cc (20.3 oz.)
  1. 2 months ago
    WORK HORSE
    This dude is "The Bomb". Always starts on second or third pull (only because that is the way the choke is designed), and runs like a scalded ape! Plenty of power. Cuts through hard woods like a hot knife through butter. Best chain saw I've EVER owned....hands down!
  2. 2 months ago
    It's a great saw
    I cut trees down for a living for a few years and then some I needed a new saw i have a 044 and a 391 there also awesome peaces of equipment it's a shame there is no 044 on the market these days best saw ever the 311 I just bought ran the heck outta it for the last couple weeks all day everyday and had no problems what so ever all the bad reviews that I am reading are from people that have no clue what they are doing with a saw from what I am reading or do not know how to keep up with what ... read more needs done to a saw I will 100% back this saw its not a professional saw but the speed and toughness of this saw for a home owner of fire wood type of guy it's perfect another amazing product from these guys
  3. 4 months ago
    Great All Around Machine
    Figured I'd wait until I owned it for a year to review it. I've not had any issues whatsoever with this chainsaw. It is definitely a workhorse and has been very dependable. Starting it is a breeze even without the decompression knob pressed. Recently, it had sat for about three to four months un-used and started on the fourth pull. If you don't pay attention to it, I can see some people pulling forever while the choke is in the starting position but usually after two pulls it turns over. Plenty ... read more of power for anything I've found up to an 18 inch cedar (because that's the biggest I've cut thus far). I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
  1. 3 months ago
    Lots of power, especially for occasional use
    I don't need a saw for everyday use, but want one that runs when I need it. I use a saw for downed limbs, or taking down dead limbs, not for taking down trees. So far this saw is perfect for that, with lots of power, enough run time for the projects I have tried so far, and the ability to turn it on and off when needed - no idling a gas saw, no restarting a gas saw because it died while I moved something. I wasn't sure a battery powered saw would have the guts needed, but I have not been ... read more disappointed. Start up cost was helped by already having other tools using the charger, but I still think total startup cost for saw, battery and charger is worth it for the performance.
  2. 12 months ago
    One outstanding chainsaw
    I purchased this item along with 5 other lithium ion battery tools about 1 month ago. We had a severe thunderstorm hit our area the other night and the tree damage was worse than when Hurricane Sandy hit. The msa 200 worked flawlessly. It cut thru various size branches as big as 6 to 8 inches in seconds. Not only was the saw outstanding, but the battery life of the 180 was awesome. I was outside all day without going thru one battery. I purchased this saw with a 12 inch blade. I wish I had time ... read more to make a video to show how well the lithium powered saw worked. Kudos to stihl.
  3. 2 years ago
    Buy this saw!
    I wanted something to cut some overgrown weeds and small branches that were too much for an ordinary hedge trimmer. This saw handle that effortlessly. Make no mistake, I felt confident that it has enough torque to handle even bigger jobs such as sawing down tree limbs. I especially love the brake controlf that instantly stops the blade as soon as you let go of the power switch. Of course being a Stihl it is pricey, but well worth the investment.
  1. 3 months ago
    perfect small saw
    perfect little saw. super lightweight. starts every time within seconds no matter if it's 20 degrees below zero or a miserable 95 degrees. This saw has plenty of power. if you think this saw doesn't have enough power you are doing something wrong. I use it for much more than I should from limbing anything, bucking medium sized wood, to felling small mountain harwood trees up to 14-16" diameter when I'm too lazy to take out a big saw. I used it ealrier today to buck some beech logs that were ... read more about 15" diameter. sharp chain and it cuts like a hot knife thru butter. my favorite saw I have ever owned. I've had it for about 3 years and haven't had any issues after about 300 hrs of use.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great saw!
    Easy to start, lightweight. I've been very pleased over the years with the performance of my 280, but my new 193 has become my favorite due to the lighter weight.
  3. 1 year ago
    What a machine
    This is my first STIHL. What a saw. Extremely reliable, easy to start and cuts like butter.
  1. 2 years ago
    Great saw and easy to start
    I bought this a couple of months ago. It really surprised me how easy it is to start. It cuts well without much effort. It is well balanced and easy to use for its size.
  2. 2 years ago
    great saw
    First off the customer service I had at D&G in Williamston was amazing. Now the Farm boss 291 is worth the money. I use it almost every other weekend for cutting wood and have used it multiple times to take down trees. I would even recommend this saw for the occasional user due to the durability.
  3. 1 year ago
    Easy starting and plenty of power!
    My saw is the 290 farmboss, had it about 7 years and haven't had a problem with it yet! Starts every time I go to use it!
  1. 2 years ago
    Excellent tool, light weight, runs strong.
    I purchased this saw for personal use around small farm for pruning and cutting small firewood. I have two other larger saws sporting 16 and 20 inch bars that work well but are just too heavy for small work. This saw out runs them, strong acceleration, very good lube system, and easy to use oil and fuel filler caps. I would definitely recommend this saw for anyone needing easy start, reliability, and ease of use. Lightest saw I have and packs a lot of power.
  2. 3 years ago
    Good at what it is designed for
    I have had the Farm Boss for years and have been very happy with it. But as I get older, it seems to get heavier. I got this little saw for hauling back in the woods for trail clearing etc. Light as a feather, works well for its size, does what it is supposed to do.
  3. 2 years ago
    Absolutely awesome!!!
    This little saw cuts faster and smoother than any saw in it's class. It will out cut many bigger saws and it is a dream to use. I have five of these saws, three top handle and two back handle. We use them trimming apples and cherries.
  1. 2 months ago
    An excellent saw!!
    I own three Stihl chainsaws for work around my farm: a MS-661, a MS-362, and the MS-192. Obviously, the first two are large saws, perfect for felling and bucking, but with size comes weight. The 192 is so light, I can use it all day without tiring. It's the perfect saw for limbing, felling small trees, clearing brush, and trail/logging road maintenance. I use it extensively to trim branches along field edges in the spring and it easily fits inside the cab of my tractor. While I love to make big ... read more chips with the other two saws, the 192 is my favorite. A sharp chain and full tanks of fuel and oil will certainly put a smile on your face!
  2. 3 years ago
    great limbing saw
    I use an MS362 for felling and bucking large trees, and was using a Poulan Pro 42cc for limbing and small stuff. The Poulan weighs about the same as the MS362, and gets heavy after a long day of cutting. I researched the lightweight Stihl offerings and decided on the 192, and am amazed at how much cutting power Stihl put in such a light weight package. The saw is pricey, but if it holds up I'd say it's worth the money.
  3. 2 years ago
    Perfect Saw
    I am a chainsaw sculptor and purchased this saw as a detail saw. It's a great addition to my collection of Stihl saws! Its so light and maneuverable that I can carve at just about any angle and get into the hard to reach places that need some attention. Great saw for the money.
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