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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 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.)
MSA 200 C-BQ -- -- w/o Battery: 2.9 kg (6.39 lbs.)
w/ Battery (AP 300): 4.6 kg (10.19 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)
749 Reviews
  1. 1 month ago
    Superb for my specific needs!
    My Stihl MS201-C was a purchase I researched for some time. Being a relatively new model, there were not many reviews to help me in the decision process and those I did read were not all super but detailed enough that I could tell those who felt the 201-C didn't meet their expectations were really used to or comparing to a previously owned model. My requirements were that the chainsaw would be easy to start (Easy2Start System), rugged yet light, dependable, and manageable maintenance needs. The ... read more additional (Anti-Vibration) feature really does make this saw a pleasure to use as it minimizes the fatigue brought on by muscles and bones being stressed. Think smooth operation for the hands, arms and shoulders. The other features (Read the Manual) were additional bonuses. I never thought I would find a chainsaw that made cutting cedar almost fun but I do enjoy the work more now with this saw. I do clearing of property and trimming every week and this saw fits my needs.
  2. 8 months ago
    starting it up I like how you don't have to struggle to start it
    I think it kicks back a lot more than my other saw
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Excellent light weight saw!!!!!!!!
    I worked the saw all day. I used it for limbing up of about 40 trees I dropped using my ms 261 CEM(another great saw). This saw has very sharp chain and was very maneuverable in some thick clutter from the dropping of the trees. Features I like: 1. Light and very compact 2. very very easy to start 3. no vibration feature doesn't shake and jar you 4. easy to handle in tight quarters. 5. cuts without wanting to back down I haven't tried it on the large stuff yet up to about 1 to 10 ... read more inches.This saw is probably how the new saws will be coming out in the future. Little saw with a powerful punch. Throws large chips never had problems with oiling. highly reccommend
  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. 2 years 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 quiet...you 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
    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
  1. 2 years ago
    Work all day---extreme light weight!
    Purchased in early December 2013. Fantastic pruning saw! I have 56 acres of woods to maintain and have 17 other Stihl saws. None can do what the MS150 C-E can do. That is allow me to run tank after tank to do pruning work and not slow down. I am replacing my 1996 023 that still runs great after about 1500 carving hours. The MS150 is about 6 lbs lighter. The MS 150 C-E will also be used for carving.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  1. 1 month ago
    why settle for second best? If you can't afoord 1 save up until you can!
    I have never owned anything but STIHL chainsaws. I have gone in the woods with lots of folks to bring out firewood or clear out an area to build something. Many was the time when they were fixing and I was cutting, s never considered any other brand. Now I have this bad boy .... WOW.... if you need it down and in pieces this guy will do it fast and efficiently. My last still lasted me over 20 years and all I ever have heated with is wood so I use them a lot. I have only brought down a few trees ... read more with this one but I am expecting a long relationship with it. And the icing on the cake...... The folks at Southside.... you can trust them and they will teach you all you need to know about the product you buy.
  2. 2 months ago
    The only saw that has never failed
    My grandfather has one of these. My neighbor has used it i have used it we are both fairly new to chainsaws. My grandfather has never shown it any mercy he runs it wide open every cut he makes. Being the beginner that i am i have accidently done things to this saw during use that i did not know were incorrect these things would shorten the life of other less durable brands. We have run it to heck and back for about four years now and it still runs as if it were brand new i cant say the same for ... read more our other saw. Which the heat from the engine has melted the top cover. So when our other saws fail us the stihl ms 311 or as we call it big stihl is always there to bail us out.
  3. 4 years ago
    Can't get a better saw!
    I went through several Home imrovement store chainsaws which lacked power and dependability. After buying and returning two new saws that could not cope with the bitter winter temps I decided to stop playing and went with this. I was immeadiately impressed with its power and its being problem free. Cold temps don't cause issues. In fact having owned this saw for several seasons now I have yet to find any circumstance where it didn't give me everything I asked of it. One thing though stock up on ... read more spare chains as with the amount of wood this will go through you will want sharp chains on hand.
  1. 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
  2. 2 years ago
    This saw has plenty of power
    I have owned the big box saws for several years. They were good for beginners. I now need at least 3 cords of wood a year for my woodstove. This saw is up to the challenge . The blade is easy to change. Easy to start. One pull after warm. Spend the extra money if you can.
  3. 3 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.
  1. 4 months ago
    Like a hot knife through butter
    This saw rips. First thing to do is ditch the factory green chain and get a real chain. After about three tanks of fuel this saw comes to life. My buddies don't even bother starting their saws because this saw cuts so fast through the red oak that all they have to do is toss the rounds in the truck, I do all the cutting. After owning many saws I finally bought a Stihl, I was debating on the pro 362 but thought I'd save the 120 bucks and get this saw and a cant hook for the same money. Great saw ... read more and the cant hook really saves your chains from hitting dirt. I highly recommend this saw to the weekend warrior like myself. Plenty of power and starts easily. Runs circles around my buddy's 290.
  2. 6 months ago
    Great power to weight ratio.
    I own several chainsaws,but this is the one I go for 90 percent of the time. There isn't much this saw can't handle that a land owner or heavy using customer will encounter. The saw has great features . Always starts. This isn't a beginner saw ,it is powerful and on the larger side at 64.1cc. If your looking to get a new saw ,this one can't be beat.
  3. 5 months 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.
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