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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.)
  1. 2 months ago
    Great chainsaw
    This is the second Stihl chainsaw I bought from Sapp's. I bought the 025 about 3 yrs ago and it still runs great without any problems. I bought the MS 271 Farm Boss last week and have gone through 3 tanks of gas without an problems. Starts easy when cold and starts on the first pull when warmed up. Cuts great. I'm completely satisfied with the saw and highly recommend it. I'm completely happy with the customer service from Sapp's and they're always helpful and professional.
  2. 2 months ago
    Work horse
    I bought this saw help out in a disaster recovery mission trip. We had to clear over 30 large old growth trees after straight line winds. I started with my old craftsmen saw and soon it was overwhelmed. I went to a dealer and purchased the farm boss. I spent 5 days cutting almost nonstop. This saw handled the job, some of the trees were over 30 inch diameter. The farm boss just ran like a champ. Easy to start and comfortable to work with all day. I switched with some other guys echoes and ... read more husquavarnes. This saw was just better
  3. 2 months ago
    Ruthless
    This is the most ruthless chainsaw I have owned! Fires right up, plenty of power, and sounds awesome. I whip this badboy out every chance I get. Definitely a good purchase.
  1. 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.
  2. 2 years 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 saw
    I recently purchased my first chainsaw. Ive always borrrowed my dads. Before I bought my saw I asked dad why not buy a saw from one of these other guys. I could get one for half the price. He looked at me and said go ahead if you only want half the saw. My dads had his stihls for years and never had one in the shop. Thats all I needed to know. Great products. Dependable. Thank you for making reliable tools.
  1. 3 months ago
    It's a great saw
    I cut trees down for a living for a few years and then some I needed a new saw i have a 044 and a 391 there also awesome peaces of equipment it's a shame there is no 044 on the market these days best saw ever the 311 I just bought ran the heck outta it for the last couple weeks all day everyday and had no problems what so ever all the bad reviews that I am reading are from people that have no clue what they are doing with a saw from what I am reading or do not know how to keep up with what ... read more needs done to a saw I will 100% back this saw its not a professional saw but the speed and toughness of this saw for a home owner of fire wood type of guy it's perfect another amazing product from these guys
  2. 10 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
  3. 4 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.
  1. 3 months ago
    Great saw
    I've had mine for over six years and closing in on the 1000 hour mark. Never even changed the oil yet no issues starts +40 to -40 never skips a beat bar finally died this year after 10+ chains on a 24" bar. New bar and back felling/bucking. Might even treat the ol girl to an oil change this year. When your felling around homes and structures you need a reliable saw and this beats my rancher out every time.
  2. 2 years 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.
  3. 5 months ago
    Excellent saw for the money
    Have had my MS 391 for 2 years and have been very happy with it. The saw starts every time and has plenty of power to tackle the toughest jobs. Pros: probably one of the most powerful saws for the money, reliable, easy to start, good vibration damping, good on fuel (usually wear out before the tank runs dry) Cons: a bit on the heavy side
  1. 2 years ago
    Excellent saw with plenty of power
    Got this saw last Father's Day and what an excellent saw it is. The anti vibration springs make so you can run the saw all day if needed great design. The engine fires on the first or second pull every time and is a beast! Plenty of power for its 18inch bar and it's great on gas and bar oil. The Stihl engineers did their homework on this saw I can't say enough good things about it if you want a top notch saw you've found it.
  2. 2 years 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!!
  3. 2 years 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.
  1. 1 year 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.
  2. 4 months ago
    Plenty of power in a lightweight and compact design.
    I purchased this saw as a lightweight alternative to my MS310, primarily for taking down small trees growing in the fence lines. I recently purchased this saw with a 14" bar and have now used it twice. I am amazed how well the saw performs, even when cutting through larger diameter trees. The saw is very light which has helped me cut for several hours without my arms and shoulders getting tired. I would definitely recommend this saw for taking down small trees, trimming, and cutting limbs off of ... read more felled trees. Time will tell how the saw does in terms of dependability, but I'm confident based on my previous experiences. I found several features of the saw which make it well worth the investment: 1# Size and weight - compact and light. 2) Clear bar oil and fuel tanks which provide easy visibility to fluid levels. 3) Great power-to-weight. 4) Easy to start, just set the choke and prime the ball when cold out. The only feature I'm not crazy about is the locking bar oil and fuel caps are plastic and not metal #hence my lower rating for quality#. I prefer the metal caps like I have on the MS310.
  3. 5 months ago
    A really great saw for it's size
    Don't be swayed by bad reviews. This is a great saw. I got mine with a 14" blade and it cuts like butter when sharp. Starting is easy whether cold or hot. If you let it do it's job it cuts great. I've cut 16" pine so far and it's power is just fine. Looking forward to testing it on oak. You can't go wrong with a Stihl! Light and easy to handle with very low vibration.
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