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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.

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*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 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-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 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 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 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.)
MSA 200 C-BQ -- -- w/o Battery: 2.9 kg (6.39 lbs.)
w/ Battery (AP 180): 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs.)
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MSE 210 C-BQ -- -- 4.2 kg (9.4 lbs) --
Average rating for Farm & Ranch Chainsaw Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
660 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    Great chainsaw for older home owners
    A cordless with actual power available Very good for older home owners Good run time Get at least the mid grade charger Too pricey, but is still worth it
  2. 6 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
    It's great!
    Been watching this for some time now, finally decided to get it and I'm very glad that I did!
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  1. 1 month ago
    GREAT SAW
    Recently just got the 271 with a 20" bar. I work as an arborist and this is a great saw too have on the ground or take up a tree too cut larger wood. It is my first STILH product that I have owned and it won't be my last. Great saw great power for its size and easy running and comfortable too run. I have no complaints at all
  2. 4 months ago
    My companies work horse
    I own APS Tree Service in Flagler County Florida. I only use Stihl products and I stand by them. This saw the MS271 is my go to saw. I have a 20" bar on it and we run it for hours everyday. It has never let me down and has plenty of power to fall and limb trees. I own many Stihl saws of various sizes but again this is my main worker. I would recommend this saw to anyone who needs a real chain saw.
  3. 2 months ago
    great saw
    I heat my house with wood and have never had a problem with this saw.Ive owned this saw for 5+ years still starts right up and cuts like a champ. anyone around is always talking to me about it after i cut my first tank of gas.
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  1. 2 months ago
    100% an excellent chainsaw
    I bought the Stihl MS 311 for my lawn and landscape business it does the job just fine I found a lot of Stihl products they're always very good at their job I've used lots of brands and I recommend Stink 100%. Please ignore the negative reviews nine times out of ten they are misusing the product the other time maybe there's a factory defect which if you're buying from an authorized dealer with the warranty by the pack of oil and get 4 years instead of 2 and you won't have any problems
  2. 4 months ago
    Lovin it so far
    Bought this saw because of the reviews I read elsewhere. I already know that Stihl is the best, but this saw has some anti-vibration technology built in to it I was told, sure seems to be the case. I read several of these reviews where people have trouble starting them. Stihls always start if you use the right technique, Set the choke and give it 1 or 2 pulls and you will hear it pop, then release the choke and give it a yank. Same with all the stihl saws I ever owned or used, weed eaters too. ... read more This is a great saw, cant go wrong with it.
  3. 6 months ago
    Stihl ms311
    great saw,fuel and chain oil efficient.Only use correct /exact 50 to one mix with Stihl branded oil with 95 octane or better fuel and it will always start easily on decompression.Cuts thru any large woods with correctly sharpened German or similar chains.I can cut a large ute and a trailer load easily with out getting a sore back.Ive had many other saws of similar capacity and this is the best,power to weight Ive seen or used.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Great little saw
    I've ran this saw several times now clearing and cutting up small trees. I have no complaints, it starts easy, has decent power, nice light weight and does very well what it was designed to do. I would certainly buy it again, it's my go to saw for the light stuff...
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Better than I expected
    We prune a little over 1,500 fruit trees a year so I wanted a light saw. So I forked over almost as much money as I did for my MS261 and got a saw that appears to be slightly bigger and heavier than the toy saw my friend's 3 year old plays with. It took me about 2 cuts before I completely realized that this was the exact perfect saw for me with the quality of all stihl products. It really does cut with the precision of a hand saw. The engine runs smooth at all rpm, excellent on fuel, and uses ... read more very little bar oil. This combined with the low emission engine makes for a clean saw to run. Oh yeah, let's talk about the weight or lack thereof. That's why this saw costs what it does (you can buy 3 Ms170 for what this cost) but you get what you pay for. It is so light, it feels like it's going to float off into the atmosphere. It's a great saw that I had high hopes for and exceeded all expectations.
  3. 12 months ago
    Sweet saw for pruning trees.
    I own 3 other Stihl chainsaws. They all serve a purpose, but I really wanted a lightweight saw running a thin kerf chain for fine pruning, especially on fruit trees. I have owned a couple of orchards, and found they made much finer pruning cuts than any other chainsaws. This saw fits the bill perfectly! The cuts are very smooth and even, they look as good as if they were done with a hand saw. The saw is exceptionally light and well balanced. The motor has sufficient power for the fine cuts I ... read more make, but I thought it would run with a few more RPM's. (I am going to have the dealer double check the settings after I have some more hours on the saw). While I love the saw and highly recommend it, I do think it is over priced.
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  1. 1 week ago
    SAFETY IS JOB # 1
    I have used chain saws all my life in Federal Government work ; but until my recent flood mitigation efforts in the Modjeska and Silverado Canyons in Orange County, I have never used Stihl chainsaws. In some of the most demanding and dangerous Canyon tree and bush mitigation work in deep canyons the Professional Stihl Products performed without failure in the safety mode at all times. The light weight made it easy in deep Canyon work as I was lowered by rope and cable down these Canyons. Thank ... read more you Stihl Products for a job safely done at all levels without a single failure.
  2. 2 weeks ago
    Great Power!
    I bought this saw about a month ago now and have loved it. I heat my house with a outdoor wood burner and burn 20 to 30 cords of wood a year. I had a 50.2 cc motor saw and the wood I have been forced to cut was wearing us both out (don't save any money if I have to pay for wood so I cut what I find, most of the time it is what others wont deal with 30 to 40 inches round). I finally decided that my back couldn't take using the medium sized saw any more. From day one this saw has preformed like a ... read more dream, and now that I have the engine broke it is running even better. It runs circles around my old saw. What makes it even better is that is only weighs a pound more so really I can't tell much of a difference in the weight I'm moving around. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that a saw of this size should be able to handle up to a 28 inch bar. I contacted Stihl about it and was told that the oiler wasn't big enough. I know the saw has the power to run it but they really should look into putting a better oiler in it. The other reason is the plastic sprocket cover. Overall this saw has done everything I have asked it to and I can cut about double the amount of wood in the same time.
  3. 4 months ago
    Excellent and Reliable
    Excellent choice! I've owned other chainsaws but this is the best by far. The detail in design make it very user friendly...smart. The oil/gas caps are great compared to other cap designed; just be careful with the string not to drag sawdust or other debris back in the tank when closing. The chain oil adjustment is very nice and works well. If you follow the owners manual break-in instructions you can't go wrong. Starts very easy every time. I use 93 octane and 50:1. Perfect combo.
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  1. 1 year ago
    hard to start
    My Farm Boss MS 290 runs good and has the guts to do the jobs I use it around my small farm. Only negative thing I have about it is it is so hard to pull start. A compression relief would be a great help since I have to use both feet to hold it while pulling start rope. It probably has 25-30 running hours on it now. Hope it becomes easier as time goes on.
  2. 7 months 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!
  3. 1 year 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.
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