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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.)
MSE 210 C-BQ -- -- 4.2 kg (9.4 lbs) --
Average rating for Farm & Ranch Chainsaw Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
652 Reviews
  1. 10 months ago
    What a machine
    This is my first STIHL. What a saw. Extremely reliable, easy to start and cuts like butter.
  2. 11 months ago
    Perfect for around my land.
    I have been clearing trails and thinning out areas throughout my property to make it accessible for my kids to enjoy. I have an MS 311 which is great for felling but gets heavy when walking through the woods and up and down steep grades cutting as I go. This saw has worked great for everything I have needed it for thus far and is light and easy to use. I'm very impressed.
  3. 9 months 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.
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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. 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. 2 years ago
    This saw has everything you need
    Great saw haven't had a problem yet I live in Canada and our winters get - 40 f . Having the winter / summer shutter stops the carb form ice ing up . warm up time is done in under a min the power from this saw is equally as powerfully as its bigger counter parts but with less weight what can I say I'm in love this saw another great product from shtl . And I'll tell to it looks great next to all my other shtl products as well
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  1. 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.
  2. 8 months ago
    Wokrs Geeat, less tiring than my older 310
    Since I finally dropped a tree on my MS 310 (don't ask), I bought a new 311. With the grip isolated from the engine and chain, it is much less fatiguing. I have dropped tress up to 83 feet tall with my 311, cut them to length for my wood stove, and filled my pickup without straining my back. At 68 years old, that makes for a VERY GOOD DAY! When I needed a new saw, I was asked what brand I wanted - there is only one - STIHL !
  3. 3 months ago
    simply the best saw the average outdoors man
    My grandpa bought the MS 311 I have now. It became mine after he passed. I had the MS 290 farmboss which it to was a great saw. The 290 doesnt hold a candle to the snappy throttle on the 311. I bought a piece of property that needed cleared with a bunch of different trees on it. This saw didn't flinch once at any kind of wood. From maple to hedge it cut it all. My uncle has bought 2 sense he used mine and heats with wood mostly hedge. I cant say enough about it just a great all around saw
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  1. 2 months ago
    Awesome saw at a great price!
    I LOVE this saw!! I can't say enough good things about it... *Runs Strong *Plenty of power *Light weight *Starts right up....EVERY TIME This is my Third Stihl product and will not be my last
  2. 3 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
    MS 271 FARM BOSS
    I bought the ms271 to replace my 028 wood boss that lasted 25 plus years and was done in by ethanol. So far the new saw seems to be what is advertised in the catalog. I think that it should start easier, but once it is warmed up it is fine. I only use high octane fuel and additive for the ethanol. As with the 028 i only use stilh products. Having only cut 2 cords so far, the saw has not had a true workout. I have no doubt the saw will do what has to be done, and hope that it lasts a long time. ... read more My stihl dealer copperas mtn. chain saw was a big help in what saw fit my cutting needs.
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  1. 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.
  2. 1 year ago
    Buy this saw and you will never go back to gasoline
    Never in a million years did I think I would ever give up my gas-powered chain saw for an electric one. Now, after only a couple of months of ownership - I will never go back to gas. I am telling all my friends to make the switch. I'm going around the neighborhood asking people if I can do some tree work in their yard, just for the heck of it - this thing is so easy and fun to use. Lightweight but PLENTY OF POWER, and soooo have to see it (and NOT hear it) to believe it. Now I'm ... read more looking to switch out all of my other lawn and garden equipment......!!!
  3. 2 years ago
    All work and no smoke
    Light weight and power on the pull without the hassel of gas and fumes. Handled all the sever winter damage in my yard without a problem going through hardwood and pine trees all day long. Battery ran and recharged like a dream. Just bought the hedge trimmer and looking to get the weed trimmer as well. Great tools!
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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Reliability and power that doesn't break the bank!
    I bought this ms391 and it came with the 25" bar setup. It has plenty of power for the tree felling that I do. I've had it 2 weeks and felled 15 trees so far. Some are 75-100 year old red oaks where if I did not have the 25" I would be in trouble! It's cut trees with diameters as big as 46" so far and have cut a couple truckloads of firewood as well. Can't say enough good about it!
  2. 1 year ago
    Will never own any other chainsaw!!!
    Great saw, starts every time. I have owned many other saws, but glad I stepped up to this powerhouse. Mine has the 20" bar, but can be used with smaller blades if need be. My only gripe if you can call it a gripe is it does lose a little power and bogs down a little when utilizing the full 20" bar. This saw may be better suited for 18" bar instead of recommended 20" bar. There is no other HP between this model and the professional higher power models, so being a homeowner and not a professional ... read more I chose this saw.
  3. 1 year ago
    The MS 391 is the perfect saw for me.
    I purchased this saw new in August 2014. It replaced a tired saw that I have had since the early 90's. It will be used primarily for firewood. I cut mostly Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. This saw is a beast. I run a full skip chain on the 25" bar. I can fill it up with fuel, drop a tree, and cut enough 15" long rounds to fill the 8' bed of my F-250...and still have about half a tank of fuel. It starts easy, cuts fast, and is a pleasure to run. I think this is the perfect saw for me.
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