They are made the same neither is better than the other. The newer one has grey colored handles, the older one has white. The newer one the ash catcher is unpainted aluminun, the older one is black.
Lang 36 patio
18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain
22.5" Weber OTG with Cajun Bandit Conversion Kit
Char-Griller Akorn with side cart
1999 Weber Master-Touch - bent but not broken
14.5" Weber Smokey Joe Silver