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Komatsu digs in with cheaper excavators in Thailand and Indonesia

Southeast Asia offerings to feature simpler models as Chinese rivals make inroads

Komatsu's more basic excavator offered in such markets as Indonesia will be suited for residential development and road construction. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Machinery builder Komatsu will roll out more affordable excavators in Southeast Asia, eyeing demand for urban development and fending off competition from cheaper Chinese-made equipment.

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