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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 Guide Bar Lengths* (Recommended Ranges)
MS 150 C-E 23.6 cc (1.44 cu. in.) 1.0 kW (1.34 bhp) 2.75 kg (6.1 lbs) 30 cm (12") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E Mini
MSE 210 C-BQ -- 1.8 kW (15.0 amps) 4.2 kg (9.4 lbs) 12”, 14”, or 16”
MS 192 C-E 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.7 bhp) 3.3 kg (7.4 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 193 C-E 30.1 cc (1.8 cu. in.) 1.3 kW (1.74 bhp) 3.45 kg (7.61 lbs.) 35 cm (14") STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
MS 201 C-E 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in.) 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp) 4.1 kg (8.82 lbs.) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
MS 271 FARM BOSS® 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.) 2.6 kW (3.49 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20") STIHL ROLLOMATIC®
MS 291 55.5 cc (3.39 cu. in.) 2.8 kW (3.76 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 Ibs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
MS 291 C-BEQ 55.5 cc (3.39 cu. in.) 2.8 kW (3.76 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
MS 311 59.0 cc (3.6 cu. in.) 3.1 kW (4.2 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.67 Ibs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
MS 391 64.1 cc (3.9 cu. in.) 3.3 kW (4.4 bhp) 6.2 kg (13.67 Ibs.) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
MSA 200 C-BQ -- -- -- 35 cm (14")
Average rating for Farm & Ranch Chainsaw Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
618 Reviews
  1. 2 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.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great little saw
    I am so glad I upgraded to a Stihl. This saw is really light weight, starts easy, is very dependable, and I can work hours with this saw without getting winded. Cuts branches and trees up to 16" diameter equally well. I use this saw at least 90% of the time. I have cut over 4 cords of firewood with this saw without a glitch. My other saw is a Stihl MS-390 that is about twice the weight as this saw and I find I only use the 390 on the largest trees over 16" diameter.
  3. 8 months ago
    Excellent saw for size
    This is a very light chainsaw and fun to use. I use it for carving as well as light duty work. I run mine with 91 octane, and have no problems. Very pleased with this saw, and would greatly recommend it. The MotorSägen 192 CE is like an angry woodpecker with the Stihl carving bar and chain!
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  1. 6 months ago
    This saw is amazing
    I had to see this to believe it so there was a demo at a local shop I was cutting 12" red oak logs I made a lot of cuts then took the battery and installed it in the lawn mower and mowed high grass with leaves for 10 mins and they battery still was not dead I have ran over 15 other stihl chain saws works great has lots of power its amazing for what it is. I sold my gas lawnmower, gas trimmer and 2 gas chain saws and bought 2 180 Batteries fast charger, the trimmer, lawnmower and 200 chain saw.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great Chainsaw
    I have used this saw a few times and so far so good. It has enough power for my needs around the house,it's lightweight and I have yet to run the battery completely down.
  3. 2 years ago
    Outstanding performance
    I purchased this saw intending to use it for light duty yard spring cleanup. I have found instead that I choose it over my gas-powered saws for almost every job including working in my sugarbush. This saw is amazingly powerful and handles cutting jobs even in oak up to a foot through without bogging down. I was apprehensive about a battery operated chainsaw but after using the MSA 200C I am thoroughly impressed with its capabilities.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Incredibly excellent piece of equipment
    I've this machine and one other smaller version and I can find nothing wrong with it. It's incredible. Fast and light cutting without the fatigue you get with larger more professional models. Having the 20" bar is nice and gets you through the big stuff with only an occasional bogging down event. Been using the easy start system and when done appropriately... one 25% effort pull, and it's off like a light. It's nice not having to yank on a pull start over and over again. I will say that It's not ... read more as powerful as my older Farm-Boss but with the easy start and quick adjust chain, I find myself turning to it more and more. Runs through chain oil slightly faster than others I've used, but I've no problem with that, gives me a break during those long cutting sessions. It's lighter weight than older versions makes it easy to swing around with minimal effort. What can I say... It's a perfect machine.
  2. 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.
  3. 4 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!
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  1. 3 months ago
    Great Saw, Good Power
    The MS 291 is a great saw at first i couldn't decide between the 271 or 291 but I went with the 291. The 291 has great power and being a Stihl product makes it that much better, Im running an 18" bar and is plenty for my operations. This is my first Stihl chainsaw and wouldn't want anything else.
  2. 2 months ago
    1 word POWER, Stihl is not expensive it's priceless
    This saw left me with no buyers remorse, after using it several times. You've been thinking about this purchase and comparing product and prices etc. Take my word for it the name Sthil stands on its own this unit is the best you can buy. I'm getting it pin stripped it's so sweet.The saw is a beautiful piece of equipment that I'll forever be happy that I own. You should buy a stihl too.
  3. 1 year ago
    Wow!! This is a real chainsaw!
    My old Stihl chainsaw finally retired after 35 years of great service. So naturally, I wanted a new Stihl to replace the old one. After talking to my local Stihl dealer I picked this MS 291 model. Holy Cow !! What a great saw! I cut through oak logs two feet thick like they were made of butter!! The machine starts easily and runs like a fine watch. Plenty of power and runs so smooth. I cut 12-15 face cords of hardwood a year for firewood and this machine handles it flawlessly. Buy a Stihl and ... read more you will not regret it.
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  1. 1 year ago
    201 is a great lightweight saw
    I volunteer each week cutting up and burning invasives in forest preserves. I drop and cut up trees from 1-14 inches, for hours at a stretch. My 261 is too heavy. I had a 192 that was light…the reduced weight does make a huge difference. But I wanted some more power, and the 201 has much more power than a 192. Now I have lightness and power. The 201 has a heat diverter by the carb for cold weather running (I work in sub-freezing weather and starting is no problem at all.) I’ve never had to move ... read more the adjustment screws. The clutch is on the OUTSIDE of the sprocket - it looks weird but it works fine. I use a Stihl carbide chain. It's nicer than a standard chain, but is not magic. I use a lightweight polymer bar too.
  2. 3 years ago
    Lots of power, small package
    I carve stuff out of wood with chainsaws. This is one of my go-to saws. The other is its predecessor a stihl MS 200. Both are reliable lightweight cutting little monsters. I own 4 other saws that tend to collect dust just because these two are so easy to cut with and won't make you feel like an old rag after 8 hours of continous work. The 201 is a good bit better on fuel and has an easier to clean air filter with a shock dampening system that refuses to translate jolts to your arms. The 200 is ... read more just a bit lighter, but I wouldn't trade either for any other saw that I know of.
  3. 7 months ago
    Good light weight saw that is easy to handle
    Great little saw, light and easy to use. Starts easy and has good power. Keep your blades sharp and this baby will cut like butter.
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  1. 1 month ago
    First time chainsaw owner
    Have been using my uncles chainsaws for whatever I need but thought is was time to buy my own. I was worried about power and easiness to start. My uncles had different brands and only one had a Stihl. That one outlasted everyone else's chainsaws. While my other uncles were out buying they're 3rd chainsaw the stihl was still running strong. I bought it from a tractor store and they showed me how to work it and what not to do. When I got home I started cutting. It didn't give me not one problem ... read more and cut like a knife through butter. It is heavy but the vibration control does not tire out your hand.
  2. 5 months ago
    Bought this saw a year ago and have not been disappointed yet. Saw has lots of power for its size. I have the 16" bar and there hasn't been anything this saw couldn't get through. And the 20" option is great as well. Also for being a farm saw which tend to be slightly heavier this saw is surprisingly easy on your arms and hands over extended use. Saw has done nothing but impress me since I got it. This is my second piece of STIHL equipment and I only use MOTOMIX and again this saw sat all Winter ... read more and fired right back up come spring with 3 pulls.
  3. 3 months ago
    It's a animal
    I had a old 028 it finally gave up after 25 years I guess. I got the ms 271 farm boss what a animal I have no question I'll get another 25 years or more. I absolutely love it
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