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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-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. 1 week ago
    Great saw for average person
    I use this saw in conjunction with my MS170. This saw handles larger stuff quite well. I changed out to a full skip chain, and it made a huge difference. Plenty of power for typical light felling, and bucking work. I would highly recommend this saw. It starts easy, and I have yet to need to use the decompression valve. I rated it 4 stars across the board, because nothing is perfect. This saw has been pretty close though.
  2. 11 months ago
    awesome saw.. eats through cured hedge like ive never seen before.
    ive been cutting firewood for awhile now and alot of it is hedge thats been felled for at least 2 years. this saw makes my job so much easier it makes wish i had bought one years ago. its a bit heavy but thats because its built tough, i use a ms 180 to delimb the felled tree first anyways so no biggie, also the 391 starts easy, easy to maintain, and blows my mind everytime i use it, i like the 180 also easy to maintain, tdurable, powerful, lightweight. so if you are tired of fighting your work ... read more buy a stihl.... thanks stihl
  3. 2 months ago
    Better than Husqajunk
    Four. It took for Husqajunk chainsaws to fell two trees in my backyard. Four because only the fourth one stayed running long enough to do the job. My new Husquavarna 562xp has 2 hours and 27 minutes on it, the microprocessor says so. I pull and pull and pull, it just doesn't like to start. Anyway, I went out and bought an ms391 out of pure frustration. Wow what a difference, pull it once with the choke on, and again at half-choke. Starts EVERY TIME. Then I bought a Stihl pole saw, it starts and ... read more runs like a dream. I'm a Stihl convert. I should mention I run only 100octane airplane fuel, highly recommend this. It doesn't degrade over time and it makes saws really rip
  1. 3 years ago
    Great light saw
    I love the new pull cord system very easy to start just follow instructions exactly. I have a ms311 and older 029 but i use this saw the most because of its power ease to start and how well it cuts. Great limbing saw chain rakes forever to dull. Seems like it uses a but much fuel but orob just me being used to bigger tank on my 311. Very well balanced i use one hand a lot reaching limbs. Highly rec this saw.
  2. 1 month ago
    Truly a blessing! The Stihl 291.
    I have owned Echo chainsaws as a homeowner. I have always wanted a Stihl but never could find one in my price range until last year, I broke down and paid what is well worth the cost. The machine cuts consistently, unwavering, with power, and tension consistent and I have yet to tighten a fairly used chain. The saw is perfect for serious work around a wooded lot and I save so much money doing my own felling and chopping. Would not look elsewhere. The Stihl is the one and only purchase.
  3. 1 week ago
    Excellent dependable Saw with one flaw
    I love this saw. Bought it with a 6 pack of Stihl 2-stroke oil which has fuel stabillizer in it, I only really cut in the fall so this saw sat in a plastic case in the garage for about 9 months and when i went to use it this fall it fired right up. Very pleased with the dependability, build quality, and performance...and heck, it even looks good enough to put up on the mantel next to a beloved rifle. very good for the homeowner doing regular property maintenance. I have one complaint. The ... read more tool-less chain adjuster does work well but the mechanism can get a bit clogged with wood chips so i find myself blowing it out w compressed air to get things moving. if your ok with that then you will love this saw.
  1. 2 months ago
    First NEW saw
    I've purchased used saws over the years (ms290 and an 041AV), this is my first BRAND NEW saw. Definitely impressed with the weight reduction since the older saws and love the fact that the chain tension adjustment is now on the side instead of in the front where it gets caked up with junk. All in all the 291 is a great all around purchase!
  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. 3 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. 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 !
  2. 1 year 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. 2 months ago
    This saw is great!
    It is everything I was told it would be and more. Cuts really nice and is easy to use.
  1. 5 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. 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.
  3. 12 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
  1. 2 months ago
    Awesome saw
    Bought this saw a couple months ago I put a wood stove in my house so I had upgrade my chainsaw for the firewood. I use to have another brand of chainsaw and this saw beats it hands down in every way plus the added support of the several stihl dealer close by
  2. 1 month ago
    Starts well, runs strong, easy on fuel
    I started well out of the box, and I went easy on it during break-in. Really digs in on wet or dry wood, The green chain don't cut too well, but the yellow ones work great. I like the chain adjuster, too. Not happy that the saw requires only Stihl chains and I can't use my old chains or bars, which I have in abundance. Not too light for the power. Stays surprisingly clean after use. i can curt a whole truckload of wood and it's barely dirty, even when used on wet wood.
  3. 3 weeks ago
    The Farm Boss
    I do not use it a lot, but this is my 2nd Stihl saw, as I own 2, a small trim saw and this. I just had this 271 serviced because the chain oiler stopped working. That is my only issue with this saw so far. It is fun to cut with, put a sharp chain on it and it will cut like butter. I love this saw and both of my Stihl saws start easy and run great.
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