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MS 290 - Stihl Farm Boss Chain Saw

Bar Length: 16 in. to 20", Powerhead Weight - 13 lb.
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The MS 290 FARM BOSS® is popular because of its rugged design, combining the ease of use that our homeowner saws are known for with a more powerful engine and expanded features. The MS 290 features an anti-vibration system for enhanced user comfort for those long work days. Like your favorite truck, the FARM BOSS® is an irreplaceable partner.

MS 290 STIHL FARM BOSS® Specifications

Displacement:  56.5 cc (3.45 cu. in.)
Engine Power:  2.8 kW (3.8 bhp)
Powerhead Weight:  5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.)
Guide Bar Lengths (recommended ranges): 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
Fuel Capacity:  560 cc (18.9 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain: .325" RM3

MS 290 Features

  • The Master Control Lever™ is a single lever that allows the user to operate the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch all from one convenient location.
  • The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor helps keep RPM levels even when the filter begins to clog.
  • STIHL manufactures its own saw chain for optimal performance and compatibility with your STIHL chain saw. Swiss-made STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain is pre-stretched before it leaves the factory, which helps eliminate excessive stretching during the break-in period, reducing maintenance time and component wear.
  • The Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • An Anti-vibration System helps reduce operator fatigue and improves comfort.
  • Our Ematic™ Bar Lubrication System delivers proper lubrication while reducing oil usage by up to 50%.
  • The Automatic Bar and Chain Oiler allows the operator to concentrate on cutting rather than bar and chain lubrication.
  • Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second, the STIHL Quickstop® Chain Brake System can be activated manually or by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • The Translucent Fuel Tank allows the operator to easily check the fuel level before starting work while the Balanced Fuel and Oil Tank Capacities allow for efficient refills.
  • The Front Handle is designed for a secure grip and is ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • Front and Rear Hand Guards help reduce the risk of injury.
  • Bumper Spikes help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • An All-position Carburetor allows the engine to run at full power in any approved operational position.
  • A Combination Wrench/Screwdriver is supplied, providing easy and convenient adjustments to the saw.
  • The Chain Catcher helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • Features like Heavy-duty Centrifugal Clutches, High-pressure Alloy Die Castings and STIHL-designed "longlife" cylinders help provide durable, long-lasting wear.
  • Homeowners will also enjoy lightweight High-tech Polymer Housings for greater impact resistance, as well as Easy-to-Access Air Filters and Protected Spark Plugs.
  • The Spark Arrester Muffler is designed to reduce noise levels and the emission of sparks.
  • The Smooth Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.

*A majority of STIHL products are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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MS 290 - Stihl Farm Boss Chain Saw