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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. 1 month 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.
  2. 2 months ago
    Just what I needed!!!!!!
    I had a Stihl 026 that mysteriously came up missing. I am so happy with this saw!!!!! Best saw I've ever had or used. Makes quick and easy work of any job.
  3. 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.
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  1. 1 month ago
    This saw delivers.
    I read a lot of reviews about the ms 391 both good and bad but it being a stihl I decided to buy it anyway. This saw hasn't disappointed me even a little. I use my tools and I use them hard. Trust me I have put this saw through the ringer. I have bought brand new saws in this size range and larger that wouldn't last a week before they were burnt up and destroyed. I have literally tried to tear this say up by cutting stuff that you would never dream of cutting with a new saw that cost what this ... read more saw does. It's never not started. It's run hard all day. It's always had more than enough power to get any job done. I made 9 cuts on a fat lighter stump that was 52" in diameter and as hard as stone with this saw running a 20" bar without any problems at all.
  2. 1 month 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 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.
  3. 4 months ago
    i love the power
    i have a ms 290 and was wanting a bigger more powerful chainsaw i cut a lot of firewood some 30 plus inch logs and the ms 290 is good but lacked the power i needed to get the big jobs done so i got the ms 391 and love it so far its got plenty of power my only complaint is that its heavy but if you can over come the weight its a great chainsaw to get.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 3 years ago
    The saw I use most now
    I bought my first Stihl 20 years ago. I have used it extensively with both a 16 inch bar and an 18 inch bar. We live on a farm and we use this saw to clear pathways for our tractor as well as cut wood for our fireplace. Two years ago a small tornado came through our woods and took down over 12 trees all taller than 60 ft.It also blew some across our road out of the farm. As you can guess there were a lot of limbs ranging from a few inches to a foot in diameter. The 18 inch Stihl was too large to ... read more work with in the midst of all the limbs. Therefore we bought the MS201 C-E to use clearing limbs so we could get to the "log" trunks. I found the 201 so "strong", light and easy to handle that I started using it on the tree trunks up to 12 inches in diameter with no problems at all. I now reach for the 201 whenever I am going to cut wood. The larger Stihl only get used on very large wood. I also have a Stihl Pole Saw. I recomend the MS201CE as the basic saw to buy for a chain saw. It will do 80% of all the wood cutting necessary for the average job and it won't tire you out.
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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. 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!
  3. 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.
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  1. 1 year 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.
  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. 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. 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. 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
    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.
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