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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. 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.
  2. 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!
  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. 1 month ago
    cant imagine field work with out it
    got this saw for trimming back woods encroaching out into farm fields around 100+ acres.4th stihl product i own and its great! plenty of power and your back feels good at the end of the day! thanks again stihl!
  2. 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
  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
    Great timber felling saw
    Second Stihl. First is a 280 and this is a MS192 C-E. I use the 192 to thin the stands of young Ponderosa pines. The 280 was just to heavy and became dangerous if I got the least bit tired. The new 192 allows me to go for at least an hour at a stretch, then I rest. I cut between 200-225 small (4" - 5" on the butt) pines in an hour. Then the real job - dragging them to a pile for spring time chipping.
  2. 2 years ago
    Had it for a month...happy so far!
    Bought this to fell some smaller trees and trim up existing trees on my 84 acre property. Very happy with the way it starts and it runs like a champ. Burns fuel a little faster than I thought, but didn't know what to expect. Light enough to carry around and use for hours at a time. Looking forward to using it more this summer.
  3. 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.
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  1. 1 month 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.
  2. 1 year ago
    Excellent Saw for Serious Cutting
    I purchased this saw a few years ago. I have used it pretty heavily in this time frame. I run the 20" and the 25" bar on this saw, mostly the 25". This saw is a little heavy, as to be expected with a saw this size, but you cut through logs nearly effortlessly with a good sharp chain. It is a powerhouse. I have had no issues with the saw whatsoever. As always, Stihl delivers a solid, reliable, quality product. I would not recommend any other brand to anyone.
  3. 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.
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  1. 2 months ago
    Awesome saw
    I bought this saw two years ago to replace my stihl 021 saw because it was time to retire the 021. I have a 362, 291 farm boss and 044. I tend to grab the farm boss more often because it is light and powerful. I cut firewood as a side business and I love the farm boss
  2. 5 months ago
    A real chainsaw
    If you are tired of replacing chainsaws, you need to buy this saw. I wish I had bought this saw, two chainsaws ago. I have had this saw two years now and ran about four gallons of fuel through it, NO PROBLEMS. Love my MS291 so much I replaced my "limber" saw with the MS171, pair these two awesome saws together and you got a 1-2 punch. I heat with wood so that is what they are used for and I got a mountain of firewood.
  3. 1 year ago
    Excellent Purchase
    Puchased thie MS291 (20 inch blade) as a replacement for my old chainsaw. Made my purchase decision based on reviews of several different chainsaws, and the high recommendation of my older brother. After making the purchase, I used it the same day to take care of a fallen 50-60 ft tree that had taken out my neighbor's fence. Less than 2 hours after starting my project,the tree was gone, the wood was stacked and I was loading back up to leave. IMPRESSIVE!! It cut through the tree like knife ... read more through butter. Definatley worth my investment. I can't wait to tackle more tree projects!!
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
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