Machinery Scope was founded in 2013 with the goal of improving the way people bought, sold, and managed their farm equipment through appraisals, inspections, and extended service plans. In 2018, Machinery Scope introduced Finance Scope, providing innovative finance and lease solutions for the agriculture and construction equipment industry.
To learn more about Finance Scope, please visit www.financescope.com
Founder, Jacob Bryce:
Machinery Scope was founded by Jacob Bryce. Jacob grew up on a family farm near Glenwood, MN. Farm life was always very near and dear to him and his family. He owned cattle with his parents, brothers, and sister and was also very active in operating equipment for their row crop farming.
Jacob received his degree in business administration and agribusiness from North Dakota State University. His passion and interest in business and farm machinery landed him with Titan Machinery while still in college. Jacob had the good fortune to start his career there; learning from some very progressive minds in the equipment industry. From there, Jacob and his wife ended up closer to home to manage a John Deere dealer. Jacob managed multiple locations for Midwest Machinery, before taking the Remarketing Manager position where he oversees the used equipment for Midwest Machinery. At the same time, his vision for creating a better marketplace for used equipment was put into motion with Machinery Scope. It is everyone’s interest to better protect these equipment investments!
Jacob and his wife Jenna have three children. Jacob also enjoys wrestling, snowmobiling, four wheeling, and Bison athletics. Jacob’s goal is to grow a business that provides quality products and services for his customers while helping to provide a good standard of living for his employees and their families. Jacob invites you to contact him or his team to learn more about Machinery Scope.
Account Manager, Joe Bryce:
As you may have guessed, Joe has a lot in common with Jacob. Joe enjoyed growing up on a family farm and is happy to be getting back into the farming industry. Although Joe’s path to Machinery Scope looks different than Jacob, his commitment to hard work and integrity makes him the perfect business partner for Jacob.
Joe graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Radiological Sciences. He started his career with Meritcare in Fargo (which would later become Sanford Health). Before joining Machinery Scope, Joe managed the MRI department at Sanford. Joe’s passion for family and farming always kept him close to home so the invitation to join his brother in business was too good to pass up.
As an account manager, Joe works with Machinery Scope customers to tailor a service to each of their needs. His goal is to provide a service that is second to none. Joe is a professional member of the American Society of Agricultural Appraisers.
Joe and his wife Lacy reside in Alexandria, MN. They have two young kids. Joe’s family is #1 to him. Joe and his family enjoy powersports and Bison athletics. He is excited to be providing a premier product and service.
Account Manager, Patrick Wolf:
Patrick Wolf joined Machinery Scope in September of 2013. Patrick is originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin. He has always taking a keen interest in agriculture with lots of family ties to the industry.
Along with Joe & Darrin, Patrick works with Machinery Scope customers to tailor a service to each of their needs. He will also maintain a large focus on putting together product training and marketing materials.
Patrick currently resides in Alexandria, Minnesota with his wife, Gina, and three children. He enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.
Account Manager, Darrin Myhre:
We are excited to have Darrin Myhre join the Machinery Scope team as an account manager. Darrin hails from Sheyenne, ND where he grew up on a family farm along with his mom, dad, and brothers Eric and Michael.
He has spent the last seven years living in Alexandria, MN where he managed and sold equipment and grain systems for Midwest Grain/Alex Bearing. Prior to that he worked several years for Magic City Implement in Minot, ND. Darrin and his wife Bri have two children.
Machinery Scope’s clients will appreciate Darrin’s knowledge, experience, hard work, ideas, and fun demeanor. He is focused on providing you with the best customer experience as possible.
Darrin is a huge NDSU Football fan, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Account Manager, Dominic Hlinsky:
In January of 2018 Machinery Scope welcomed Dominic Hlinsky to the team as an account manager. Dominic brings farm experience, technical expertise, an open mind, and a passion for delivering customer value.
Dominic is passionate about farming, serves as a volunteer fire fighter, enjoys snowmobiling, and loves spending quality time with his wife Kelli and their daughter.
Account Manager, Dan Hawkins:
Dan Hawkins joined the Machinery Scope Team in February of 2021 as an account manager and like most of the team at Machinery Scope, Dan grew up in Agriculture in SE Minnesota with livestock.
Over the last 17 years, Dan has been working directly with customers, farmers, and equipment dealers all around the country. He started his career with Corporate John Deere as the Product Manager on Precision Ag Systems in Iowa before moving to Pennsylvania as a Territory Customer Support Manager working with John Deere Dealers across Pennsylvania and Maryland. Following his career at John Deere, Dan moved back to Minnesota to work directly with producers, first as a Commodity Broker with Hurley & Associates and then spent the next 5 years with Farmers Business Network (FBN) as a Regional Manager. Most recently, Dan was a Corporate Sales Manager for Midwest Machinery Company which is a 17-store John Deere dealership in Minnesota.
Dan’s passion for providing solutions to dealers and their customers, along with his desire to work on a great team with a great mission led him to Machinery Scope. His experience and understanding of the industry from an equipment dealer’s perspective will prove to be beneficial for the dealers he works with at Machinery Scope.
Dan, his wife Kimberly, and their 4 children live just outside of Alexandria, MN where they raise cattle on a small farm and greatly enjoy the outdoors.
Director Of Dealer Solutions, Troy Vosberg:
The Machinery Scope Team is proud to introduce Troy Vosberg! Troy’s experience with Ag and Construction dealerships and his background in finance make him the ideal leader to develop common sense dealer solutions.
Troy has spent the last 18 years building relationships in the Finance world, including 7 years as the Finance director for Titan Machinery. While at Titan Machinery Troy was a member of the Case IH Dealer Advisory Board for North America, and served as the Co-Chair of the Finance Subcommittee from 2014 – 2017.
Troy will be focused on building out additional extended warranty solutions plus creating new and innovative programs for dealers. Troy’s vision and can-do attitude will be a vital part of the continued growth and success of Machinery Scope!
Troy grew up in Wyndmere, ND and is a North Dakotan through and through! He graduated from the University of Mary, Bismarck, and is a huge NDSU supporter. Currently, Troy resides in Wahpeton, ND with his wife Mary and two sons, Beckett and Lukas. Troy has a passion for bow hunting and loves spending time with his family.
Finance Scope Account Manager, Laura Victor:
Laura was raised in her Father’s Case IH dealership in Fremont, NE and spent much of her life learning the business from him and other progressive minds in and around the area. While there, she specialized in all areas of Financing for the dealership and their customers. She also assisted with the day to day running of the dealership and built strong relationships with their customers, while she obtained a degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.
With her background in Finance from the dealership level, Laura strives to provide the best level of customer service possible.
Like most Nebraskans, Laura and her family are huge Husker football supporters! Currently, Laura resides in Omaha, Ne with her husband Nick and their son Miles. She spends what free time she has scuba diving, traveling and spending time with her family.
Senior Advisor, Dan Bryce:
It never hurts to have some experience in the family. Dan Bryce has a background in technology, eBusiness, finance and early stage development. Dan recently retired from his position as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Allstate’s Insurance Compare Platform (also known as Answer Financial).
Dan was one of the early members of the executive team at Answer Financial and led the technology and eBusiness initiatives from startup through acquisitions. Dan also started Engineering-e.com as the ecommerce branch of MSC Software (a market leader in high-end, engineering simulation software).
Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue and a Master of Science and PhD from the University of Southern California. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine. While Dan has not been heavily involved in agriculture, he has the experience and leadership skills to grow a business. Dan’s focus is to servce as a senior advisor.
Dan and his wife Juana reside in Pasadena, CA.
Over the last few weeks, many of our dealers across North America see delays in shipping equipment from their manufacturer in time for this Spring’s work. As a dealer organization you and your team are the face of the manufacturer and have to deal with the situations of equipment delivery being delayed. This leaves you with the burden of producing alternative solutions for the customer, which can be a considerable challenge.
Today’s challenge of getting through equipment shortages:
The shortages of equipment ahead of spring planting and beyond bring many challenges to the Ag industry. Working with farm equipment dealers like yourself and their customers all around North America, Machinery Scope has recently seen a spike in scenarios where manufacturers cannot deliver a new tractor sale on time. This predicament leaves the dealer scrambling to figure out how to take care of the customer. Whether you have already sold the farmer’s trade or they are able to keep their trade, it creates some additional financial risks for both the dealer and customer.
Who is financially responsible for equipment failures should something happen this Spring?
This question arises most often when a used replacement tractor is found for the customer, whether it is the customer’s old trade or another unit is located. Neither the dealer nor the customer wants the financial burden of a major component failure. Still, these failures happen when least expected, and the dealer is often the one left taking on this risk, not the manufacturer.
Managing your risk:
Just as farmers engage in many different options to protect their bottom line, equipment dealers are in a similar situation today when taking on the financial risk of potential failures. You may represent a manufacturer who already has an extended warranty available, but all too often, there are limitations to what they are willing to cover.
Extended Service Plans (ESP)
Machinery Scope has many solutions available to fit your and your customer needs. Ag Guard is often able to cover equipment where your manufacturer’s extended warranty cannot. Some situations where it makes sense to go with Ag Guard Coverage:
- Equipment is dealer-owned and used as either a rental or loaner to keep the customer going. Who pays for the failure?
- The customer already owns the equipment but needs to keep it another year and doesn’t want to take on the financial risk of a major failure.
- The equipment has expired on time and/or hours of use and is not available for warranty extension through the manufacturer anymore.
The value an Ag Guard ESP brings to you and your customers:
- 15 Year/5,000 Hour coverage on tractors and combines – longest in the industry
- 10 Year/5,000 Hour coverage on all other agricultural and construction equipment
- Ability to place coverage on Customer-Owned equipment
- Ability to place coverage on Dealer-Owned rental and loaner equipment
- Ability to cover off-branded equipment or all brands of equipment
- A dedicated team who has a deep understanding of the dealer organization and the industry in which their customers operate
- Flexibility with terms, allowing coverage to match customer’s needs, including matching the length of coverage to the lease terms
- Fastest response times in the industry for equipment quoting, enrollment, claims processing, and payments
To receive coverage options and pricing, you can reach out to us by filling out the quote request to the right, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply call Machinery Scope at (877)694-1138.
Thank you for your business, and best of luck this Spring!
Account Manager – Machinery Scope