Milwaukee has a newer version of this blower (GEN II - model 2724), and the differences are:
- lighter: 4.9 lbs vs 5.7 lbs
- higher top speed: 120 mph vs 100 mph
- two speeds: low/high
- the bare tools are $149 vs $124
So it seems that they're trying to clear this out by throwing in an M18 RedLithium XC 5.0 ah battery and M12/M18 combo charger for only $25 more. The cheapest I can find this battery/charger combination is $96 off Amazon.