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Before the ladies I arrive
Perhaps, with 4 wheel drive
The greatest of my charms
Lies in my two arms -
I say half my name, split
But I'm not too full of it:
I may not be the smartest,
But I'm a pick-up artist

What am I?

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Are you a:

Forklift?

Before the ladies I arrive

This could be a play on the word "dolly", which is a lightweight way to lift and move heavy objects and could be construed as a (somewhat sexist) slang term for a lady?

Perhaps, with 4 wheel drive

Some forklifts are 4wd

The greatest of my charms
Lies in my two arms -

The two arms (or forks) of a forklift are pretty much it's reason for being

I say half my name, split

The name "forklift" can be split into two halves - fork and lift - which describe what the machine does

But I'm not too full of it:

A humble, working-mans machine :)

I may not be the smartest,
But I'm a pick-up artist

They're not the most complicated of machines, but really good at picking things up - and putting things down. (Now I have the Crown jingle in my head)

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    $\begingroup$ Re "I say half my name, split": rot13(gur svefg unys - sbex - zrnaf 'fcyvg', yvxr n sbex va gur ebnq) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Mar 13 at 6:25
  • $\begingroup$ TIL: there are rough-terrain versions that are indeed 4WD. Never encountered one before. $\endgroup$ – Mast Mar 13 at 7:29
  • $\begingroup$ This was, of course, inspired by this puzzle $\endgroup$ – Avi Mar 13 at 13:33

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