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Farm & Ranch Saws

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-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. 3 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. 3 years ago
    Excellent tool, light weight, runs strong.
    I purchased this saw for personal use around small farm for pruning and cutting small firewood. I have two other larger saws sporting 16 and 20 inch bars that work well but are just too heavy for small work. This saw out runs them, strong acceleration, very good lube system, and easy to use oil and fuel filler caps. I would definitely recommend this saw for anyone needing easy start, reliability, and ease of use. Lightest saw I have and packs a lot of power.
  3. 3 years ago
    a little expensive but a great saw
    Cannot believe how easy this saw is to use. Starts very easy. Is very light, use with one hand 90% of the time. Easy to climb with. Very good on gas. Can't say enough about performance. Would recommend to any home owner or pro tree trimmer.
  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. 2 years ago
    Great saw and easy to start
    I bought this a couple of months ago. It really surprised me how easy it is to start. It cuts well without much effort. It is well balanced and easy to use for its size.
  3. 2 years 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.
  1. 1 month ago
    This saw is great!
    It is everything I was told it would be and more. Cuts really nice and is easy to use.
  2. 3 months ago
    It's a STIHL!
    My friend and I went out to cut firewood. Both of us with brand new saws. His was a Husky, mine the 311. I had 1/2 a cord cut before he could even get his started! My second Stihl, the first being a 032 I used for over 20 years, which I loved but someone wanted more than me.
  3. 1 year 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 !
  1. 1 month ago
    Gets the job done quickly
    My wife gave me this saw for Christmas last year. My homestead is just under 20 acres and I use the saw to keep my trails open, camp fire wood and storm clean up. Most trees I deal with are "biggins" so I got the 20" bar. It runs like a bear! So far, so good.
  2. 2 years ago
    fuel efficiency at its finest with PLENTY of power
    being born and raised in the state of Oregon i have owned/operated many chainsaws in my lifetime. the 291 literally 'melted' through a Rock Maple yesterday afternoon when Wisconsin's weather had moderated enough to fell that tree. this machine is VERY fuel efficient, is easy to start, and a workhorse that is 'Second-To-None.' i am Very Happy that i searched until i found the 291 as its popularity here keeps them sold out often. FIVE STARS from someone that used a Felling ( a two-cylinder beast ) ... read more Saw and worked the slopes of Mount Saint Helens years ago.
  3. 2 weeks ago
    My 4th Stihl - and Maybe the Best One I Have Owned
    I just about wore out an 024 Wood Boss and a 026 Pro cutting pulp wood and firewood over the past twenty years. I sold those and purchased a new MS 291 and set it up with a 16" bar and a .325 sprocket and chain and used it this past weekend to fell 25 trees that either were dead from Oak Wilt or to remediate the spread of the wilt any further. These trees ranged from 5" to 28" at the base and I was amazed at the torque the 291 had compared to my 026 Pro. I cut everything up except 6 saw logs and ... read more the saw was still sharp. Hats off to Stihl engineering!
  1. 5 months ago
    Great chainsaw
    I got this saw few months ago and I love it. Its great for fire wood .but I'm thinking about to get the ms 250 because all i do is cut fire wood and the ms 391 it's a little bit big some times.But it is a great saw. So I want to get the ms 250 with the 16'bar.
  2. 8 months ago
    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.
  3. 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.
  1. 4 months 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
  2. 11 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. 5 months 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.
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